New web site!
Saying Good Bye to iWeb
I’m retiring my old website because I won’t be able to use iWeb any longer and there are now really nice, open source frameworks available.
Why the switch? I’ve been using iWeb to maintain this website. Even though Apple discontinued iWeb since 2011, I was able to use it productively, and I always had a million more important things to do than porting my website. Now, Apple’s macOS Catalina doesn’t run 32-bit applications, including iWeb. I considered using a virtual machine to run Mojave – but the primary reason why I upgrade macOS is increased security. Time to switch.
Luckily, just in time for the holiday season I found a really nice framework based on Hugo and the Academic theme. I love that it’s a static site generator because of it’s responsiveness, flexibility, and easy maintenance – and it ‘s all open-source. No more dependency on a proprietary 32-bit application. Academic comes with a fantastic publications management system that allows very quick in-browser search and adds publications directly from a bibtex file (via the academic tool).
And, perhaps most importantly, others can help me keep it up-to-date because I can share the source of the new website via github.