I’ve moved the site over to Github pages, it’s early days but I’m really enjoying being able to manage the whole site as a plain text repo.
Everything had been hosted on Squarespace for years. While the platform is great, it offered a lot of power where I didn’t need it and didn’t offer the features I did want.
Since I’m trying to resurrect the site, I thought it’d be good to be able to have a base platform that I feel happy with and one that doesn’t lock me into a hosting provider. Github pages offers integration with Jeykll which has made my migration so much easier. It also allows for the use of custom domains rather than using the $yourname.github.io.
Getting the old site redirects into place took a bit of effort and I’m not 100% sure I’ve nailed all of them, but I’m pretty happy with how things are going so far. I’ve played around with customising the theme, it’s not where I want it to be yet, but it feels a lot more like what I want already.