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New Year – New Theme: Focus On The Content

As you may have noticed, my blog has a new (much cleaner) theme. For 2012, my blogging goals are to focus much more on content rather than flashy visuals.

I have also minimized my set up to save blogging costs (I now blog for FREE) and to simplify things greatly. Here is my new setup:

  • Jekyll as my “blog engine”
  • The WPTypo WordPress Theme I ported this to Jekyll
  • GitHub for hosting (it’s free).
  • Vim – I’m using this as my “blog editor”. There are some incredible plugins that I am using to help facilitate blogging using Jekyll (post on how I do this to follow)

That’s about it. I am now free from server costs and my blog is always backed up and easily accessible.

2011 has been a very successful year in terms of blogging for me. In addition to writing here and on iCodeBlog, I have recently started blogging for Mobile Tuts + on the Envato Network. You can check out my 7 part game series on creating a caterpillar game using Cocos2D here.

I can’t wait to start posting some great content in this new year. Given my new setup, I literally have to adhere to the title of this post as blogging in VIM doesn’t really lend itself to visuals ;).

Happy New Year and Happy Hacking in 2012!