Up and Running With Webby
Welcome to the all new BryanRay.net. It’s actually got some pretty interesting technology behind it … static files! It’s all being powered by static HTML files which are dynamically generated by “Webby”:webby and then pushed up to the server. I have to admit it’s a nice change of pace to be able to only worry about content and not have to worry about my administrative interface for entering in my blog text.
If you haven’t looked in to “Webby”:webby … I would highly recommend it. Even if it’s just to have a tool under your belt if you ever need to create a nice static site for a product, a friend, or if you really focus on creating web content (blogs in my case). It’s got a lot of really good functionality baked right in to it and I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
I’ll admit that it took me a while to get out of the ‘database’ mindset and in switching over to treat static files as your database, but once the little lightbulb clicks … it will all flow together.
I’ve still got a couple thing I’ve got to do to the site that I’m hoping to have done this weekend. I need to migrate over some of my previous articles, setup my RSS feed, and I’m going to take a look at using “Disqus”:disqus to implement comments back on the site so that I can actually have some feedback on some of the articles that I’ll be typing up in the next week or so. I’ve had a ton of stuff that I wanted to say, but it’s just been such a burden to get them posted that I haven’t even bothered. Enter “Webby”:webby …
Update: So far so good. It took me all of 30 minutes to integrate “Disqus”:disqus in to the site … we’ll see how well it works. So far things are looking good.