Hello World

251 words, 1 mins

The new site

This is a relaunch of the old gnomedia codeworks site and it’s based on the Hexo static site generator. This page is basically the original Hello World post from the installation. I’ve kept the page as it’s quite a cheerful, no nonsense page and I’m repurposing it for an introduction to the new site.

One of the reasons for moving to a static site is simplicity. Wordpress was simply overkill for my needs. It needs a database, it needs security. I tend to write in the terminal (with Vim) and then copy it up to the site anyway, so why not use a static site gen. Hexo is one of the highest rated and, so far, it has worked well.

It also gives me an opportunity to get rid of cookies and trackers (Google Analytics) and have a clean start. At some point I may also move to a distributed site based on DAT with Beaker in which case having it in Markdown formatted text files is a big plus.

Hello world.

Welcome to Hexo! This is your very first post. Check documentation for more info. If you get any problems when using Hexo, you can find the answer in troubleshooting or you can ask me on GitHub.

Quick Start

Create a new post

$ hexo new "My New Post"

More info: Writing

Run server

$ hexo server

More info: Server

Generate static files

$ hexo generate

More info: Generating

Deploy to remote sites

$ hexo deploy

More info: Deployment