New Theme

Playing with some new styles.

If you hadn’t noticed, the look of the site has changed slightly. While I did kind of like the raw Bootstrap look, it was always meant as a placeholder for a better, more custom theme.

And here it is! Looks pretty nice, right?

It’s mostly an expansion on the last theme. I liked the card aspect of the blog list. It provides a nice way to browse posts and it’s a nice departure from the normal list that just about every site uses.

On the technical side, I put it together using SCSS with some basic typography styles that I grabbed from Bootstrap 4. Hexo, through a renderer plugin, supports compiling SCSS as part of it’s normal pipeline. As with a lot of Hexo, there isn’t a lot of documentation and basically no examples. I’ll probably write another post about what I eventually worked out.

The new look is just a start. I’ll keep tweaking and changing, but this is a great first step.