Hugo Publishing on a Cheap Server

A little while back, I mentioned that I ditched WordPress for Hugo. I like the change. There’s something about a folder of markdown files that get quickly converted into nice HTML that I can upload that I like. However, one hiccup that I did have was figuring out the best way to push changes to my site. Using FTP and having to compare each file seemed unnecessary, and I was sure there was a better way. Git would have been perfect, but my cheap webhost doesn’t have it, so I had to find an alternative.

Here’s what I found, partly for sharing, and partly to help me remember in case I forget how I do these things.

Adios WordPress

WordPress seemed to fizzle on my site and make everything break, so I decided to use this as an opportunity to try something new: Hugo.

More websites.... I'm on a roll....

Like I said in my last post, I’ve been trying to keep myself busy. This time, it is a website to highlight student life and student work at the Tata-Dhan Academy. What can I say? When the students don’t try to test my skills at detecting plagiarism, I actually enjoy a lot of the work and activities that go on at work…. Originally, this was going to be something integrated with the regular DHAN Foundation website, but the students and I decided we needed something that we could update more frequently and more quickly, so we decided to go with my favorite—Wordpress.

DAMN It!

I was just having some fun at work a couple of weeks ago, trying to put some positive and creative pressure on a co-worker, so I created this fake center to compete with the center she is heading (the Advanced Centre for Enabling Disaster Risk Reduction [at the Tata-Dhan Academy where I work]). The result? Amy and I settled on Disaster Awareness and Mitigation Network, International. We even have a website!

iPower Kills Me....

Seriously! My relationship with this web-host has been seriously a love/hate one. In the past couple of months, it has been more of a hate one, especially with all the problems I had while they were moving my account to their new hosting system. In the process, a lot of my subdomains got totally screwed up, and everything was redirecting automatically to the root of the site. A few back and forts later with online tech-support and my “ticket tracker”, and I decided to just take down all of the stuff, reset all the subdomains, and re-upload.

"Las Historias de Ladera" re-design

New projects to keep me busy—more adventures into CSS. Yes, I’m busy procrastinating and doing geeky stuff to keep myself entertained in the interim. So, what do I do? Try something new… -ish….

So, for the project of killing time at hand, I decided to re-do the “Las Historias de Ladera” site that I did some years back for Peoples’ Self-Help Housing. My main motivation for re-doing the site is that the site in its original form made extensive use of frames.

Slow news month....

Man, where has September gone? I don’t quite know what happened this month, but it certainly flew by.

School news....

Well, I’m now halfway through my master’s degree. Six classes more to go and I’ll be done. My most recent class was pretty interesting. It was a class on curriculum design, and during the class, we looked at different (broader) views and definitions of curriculum.

Workin' and... whatever comes next....

work.mrdwab.com has finally been redesigned. In terms of content, not much has actually changed. Just a slight update of my resume, and a few text edits that I caught…. I’m sure there are more that should be changed….

Stylin'

CSS is fun. Really…. It’s as simple as that….

I first started playing around with CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) when I was doing the second major revision of 2657 Productions, but the application for that site was pretty basic. I pretty much used it just for defining the colors and fonts of the headers and the paragraph sections of the text. Other than that, I really didn’t do anything fancy. It wasn’t until I started working on the Peoples’ Self-Help Housing website that I really started exploring the abilities of CSS even more.