Migration to Webgen
I just moved the site to webgen. For the occasion, forked the project on github and improved a lot of things. As webgen doesn't seem to be alive, I think I'll be the one maintaining it in the future.
I took the occasion to move my website over to my own web server, hosted at home. If I ever find it unsuitable, I can very easily host my website elsewhere as it is just a bunch of static pages.
More to come ...
Webgen allows me to split a post in two, an excerpt and a content. Perhaps the name excerpt is ill chosen as currently it seems more like a teaser. Anyway.
I already improved or added the following features in webgen:
- an index content handler type which job is to list other pages' content and provide pagination. It also create atom and rss feeds.
- a tag content handler that creates index pages, thus creating pagination and feeds for each and every tag.
- ability to include other pages' content directly from within haml or erb.
Next, I'll want to:
- Have a cron job that updates the website automatically, or a git hook doing just that.
- Look at what I can do in terms of a gallery.
- Parse e-mails sent to a special mailbox to create blog post from them automatically
All of this is released open source.