Obligatory Hello World

Hello, and welcome to the first post of yet another iteration of the willemw.be blog!

This isn't the first time I've started a blog, but something always went wrong before:

  • Wordpress is fine, but I use it quite often for work already. No time and courage to build another backend just for a small blog.
  • So much spam in comments.
  • Loss of focus.
  • No audience.

However, since I've found myself wanting to write a bit more, I've decided to give this one more try. After all, all these problems are easily solvable:

  • Build something very quickly using markdown for writing and handlebars for theming. Just static stuff, so no backend.
  • No comments. We can use twitter et all for commenting. Maybe later.
  • Get over yourself. Not every post has to be a modern literary masterpiece.
  • I'm my own audience. I often find myself looking back at old code where I know I already fixed a problem or figured something out. Might as well put stuff like that on the blog.

So I did a composer init, I required league/commonmark and xamin/handlebars.php, and with just a few lines of code I had this thing up and running.

Some minimalistic css on top, and off we go.