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So you want to know more about what makes this site tick, huh? Well, it’s powered by Octopress, a Jekyll-based blogging engine created by Brandon Mathis. The site is hosted on DigitalOcean.

No frameworks were used in the creation of this site. I did use Sass to help me with my CSS workflow and use the Susy, Breakup, and Quantity Query add-ins. I also use the HTML5 Doctor CSS reset. I have a couple of Gulp scripts I use to manage my builds. I also created a handful of custom Rake commands to assist me in building and maintaining the site.

In terms of Jekyll/Octopress plug-ins, I use Category Generator, Generate Sitemap, and Gist. I customized Etienne Rossignon’s lazy loading YouTube plugin and adapted it for Vimeo as well. I also wrote a plugin for handling web mentions using Webmention.io (blog post), one for adaptive images, and site-specific generators for the main blog and my linkblog. My Markdown documents are parsed with kramdown.

Typography-wise, I am using Prenton by BluHead Studio for body copy. Headlines are set in Quatro Slab by p.s.type. Inline code is set in Inconsolata by Raph Levien. Custom fonts are served by Typekit.

The full source of this site is available on Github.

Did I miss anything? If so, ask and I will do my best to include it.