Where does this site come from?

Tools I Use

How This Site is Built

There are too many static site generators, and most of them are really good. This site is generated with what is probably the most possible simple solution after direct HTML coding: all posts and pages begin as a simple, plain text file, written in Pandoc’s extended version of Markdown (you can see the source for this page here, or the source for the main page here). A minimal Python script generates some of the pages (such as the blog posts and the list of publications, compiled directly from a bibtex file) and runs Pandoc on each source file, relying upon a minimal HTML template (including a header and a footer) and a single CSS file – that is all, no great scheme, no CSS library, no JavaScript. The repository that holds the entire site is than synchronized with GitHub, where the site is hosted.

The system I am using was first cloned and modified from one by W. Caleb McDaniel. The site is styled after McDaniel’s one (with some ideas from Matt Might), with some CSS tricks and solutions taken from Better Motherfucking Website by Drew McConville. Fonts are by Font Awesome.

If you are interested in using this generator for your own site, feel free. I can probably help you with some minimal things.