The blog is coded by hand and uses the following technologies:

Design / Development

  • Bootstrap 3 CSS/JS framework from Twitter
  • Cactus for Mac used for initial prototype development and SCSS pre-processing.
  • MAMP for local PHP environment.
  • Sublime Text is the best text editor for code and markup.
  • Gulp build system is used for concatenating Javascript and running UnCSS on the bootstrap.css file.



  • DigitalOcean for VPS web hosting
  • ServerPilot for managing my VPS server's firewall, updates, vhosts, SFTP access, and more.
  • Kirby Flat file CMS with simple PHP-based templating
  • SimplePie PHP-based RSS feed parser