In my last post I mentioned that I wanted to keep this site simple. That I wanted to build on a solid foundation. I didn’t want to muck with that foundation to make my site look “pretty”.
I shared the un-styled version of this site on my socials when @Duffy mentioned Simple.css. I fell in love with the idea of it right away. A classless css framework that applies styling to semantic markup?
Things look a little — ahem — different around here, don’t they? I think if you look carefully you’ll notice a few things have changed 😅
I recently decided that I wanted to change up my personal site and build from a solid foundation. There wasn’t anything wrong with my old theme. Far from it! It worked really well. I just wanted to have something that was purpose built for what I wanted.
I recently found a really cool VSCode extension called FrontMatter. It allows you to manage your static site with a simple, intuitive interface, all within VSCode. This is the first post I’m writing with it.
It sort of feels like a halfway point between managing plain text / markdown files and having a full-blown CMS. For my use, I don’t need something like WordPress… Markdown files and Hugo is plenty. But having a nice interface to see a list of posts, media, etc.