Posts tagged #icy-blog - Page 1

Take a Deep Breath

OK, so far, so good. I haven't majorly neglected to make a post, and I think my writing style is slowly improving, so at least the main goal of the site is progressing well!

  • glaciate: I got around to finishing off the few changes I outlined in my todo list.

A huge change is that I refactored how the blog generated, which had the added benefit of making massive improvements to post previews (note that it actually shows a completed paragraph now rather than cutting in the middle of a sentence) and fixing bugs with post preview and the next/previous button.

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Spring Cleaning

  • gamedev: uhh I said I'd make a post about my current project, that is still coming, I just got a bit sidetracked in doing my, uh, spring cleaning over here.
  • glaciate: this one is gonna need a bit more...

Last post I mentioned doing a few changes...well, I've gone considerably overboard since then. Think of this as a detailed changelog.

  • Removed the font for the logo and am now only using one font. Loading an extra font just for one use seemed like a waste.
  • Increased font size and line height. Posts are especially more readable on mobile.
  • Changed the background to pure white for increased contrast.
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The Making of Icy Blog

Alternative Title: Why Does PHP Still Exist (I promise, this isn't a PHP complaint article.)

Shortly before making Icy Blog, I took a good look at Glaciate. It was stagnant with little (if any) content and half of the systems that I had painstakingly wrote were broken during a web host transfer. I wasn't ever really happy about nothing happening.

I thought hard about what I wanted it to be. Or rather, what I wanted to use to get it to be what I wanted it to be. My requirements were simple:

  1. It had to be something I could actually understand to make changes to. This ruled out anything PHP-based, as frankly, I don't want to think of a single hilarity that goes on with that thing.
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Glaciate 2017 - Moving On

Time for something new...

It's been a while, huh? Well, Welcome to the new face of Glaciate! In a newfound attempt to keep myself up-to-date in both writing skills and web development, I decided to write my own blogging system from the ground-up.

I've decided to call this blogging system Icy Blog (creative, right?). Made with NodeJS, but nothing fancy going on with posts: everything is stored in git, and all of the posts are formatted as Markdown (with a JSON segment that allows me some flexibility later on for features such as tagging). Commenting is powered by Disqus, and I'll certainly open-source it when I'm happy with it.

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