From Statamic to Getkirby

The design of this website has changed as you might have noticed, but what's under the hood as well. I've used statamic for the past 2 - 3 years and it has served me well, but I find it has become a bit like wordpress, a very complicated content management system.

So I have decided to try getkirby again and what do you know, it was the right fit for me. And things just got better when they released the third version, witch I'm not sure I will be using, I mean this version is just rock solid and suits me well.

Getkirby is simple, fast and pretty straight forward to use and to develop for. And if or when you get into a jam just search google and the answer you shall find ! This is by the way what drove me away from statamic, not the support that is great but the lack of demonstration of what people do with statamic. It feels like the getkirby community is way more share friendly. Anyway this is probably a biased article but hey ! just letting you know ...

Until next time.

Moving away from Facebook

This is something that has been on the back of my mind for quite some time already. I really started hating facebook more and more, but find myself in a weird position.

On a personal note I don't need facebook, plain simple, it used to be a space to connect with my friends but has become a place to connect with the world...

I have "friends" on facebook that I don't even know and my timeline has become nothing but things I don't need or even want in my life. I know I could just stop following people and I do sometimes but when you have more than 1000 friends it gets pretty complicated.

On the business side of things, I need facebook. I own a CrossFit affiliate and I need to communicate on a regular bases with my community, and for that Facebook is a great plateform and is absolutely necessary. I'm thinking about reimplementing a blog on the website to start getting people going to the website to fetch information , but Facebook is such an easier option and you can reach way more people than with a website. Mostly because you intruduce yourself into those timelines instead of making them go to the "trouble" of actually going to the blog.

My perfect solution would be to just delete my personal account and only retain / manage my business page on Facebook but I haven't found a way to do that efficiently yet... If you know a way please let me know.

Relaunch

I have decided to relaunch this website to the public. It was always out there on the web but I didn't post much and spent way more time redesigning than actually writting.

This time I'm going another way about it. I purchased a template that is actually what you are seeing in your browser, so no more designing and redesigning, pay one small ( very small ) fee and it's done. More time for actual blog posts.

And I must admit this template / theme call it whatever you like is gorgeous, so simple it just makes you want to write, just to see your post take shape. The simplicity at it's best. I have added some small personal touches to the way it displays photos mostly, but other than that keept it very much how it was originally designed. This is a first for me !

On the writting / backend site I went back to getkirby mostly because this design was made using getkirby cms, but also because of the price of the license,  getkirby is really cheap in comparison to  statamic and although the templating language of statamic is way better and straighforward in my opinion, I find that with time, it got more and more complicated, whereas Getkirby just stayed the same.

So the design and the cms are a perfect fit for each other. You can expect more posts / articles in the future. And also way more photography articles as I have become an amateur photographer. See ya around...