Welcome to the brand new Logic Colony blog and website.
We’ve needed a refresh for some time, and its nice to have finally got it done. I’ve also set up a New GitHub Page which is where we’ll be publishing any open source code and code examples. Watch this space!
In this post, I’ll just cover some of the tools and techniques used for the revamped website and blog. Hopefully it will be of some use to you.
Now that more people than ever are using smartphones and tablets to access the web, it’s really important to have a responsive website.
Getting a good looking, responsive website up and running doesn’t have to be expensive or time consuming. There are a number of great free responsive site templates that you can use.
Generating the Site
The Logic Colony web site and blog are static sites, generated using the Jekyll site generator. There are more that a few site generator tools available now, but familiarity and an existing strong ecosystem meant I chose to stick with Jekyll.
Editing & Creating Graphics
Sketch App is my go to graphics tool for designing icons and creating graphic elements. But the built-in macOS Preview App has a number of useful graphics editing tools. Don’t forget about it!
Coding & Editing the Site
As this is a static site, web site hosting is done cheaply and reliably thanks to Amazon’s S3 service.