As a web developer/coder/architect/whatever I can’t help care about and constantly change my “web presence”, even if I don’t make a lot of content. This site (zzolo.org) has, or is currently in the process of being, moved and redeveloped from the ground up.
- Cost. Github Pages is a free service provided by Github. I was not spending a lot of money with VPS.net, but that was through some discounts. Running Drupal sites that can handle traffic spikes is not a cheap activity.
- Complication. Jekyll is a very thin layer on top of plain HTML/CSS/JS; it has very little options and features. Previously I had hoped and sometimes accomplished using my personal site(s) as places for experimentation where having a full server and platform made sense, but now I just want to make a small post and go. Drupal is a complicated, and powerful, platform that I just don’t need and haven’t really used in some time. I also don’t have to worry about server administration.
- Stability. With significantly less complication, the site is much more stable.
- Security. The new site is essentially flat files and that means there is little to no security risks. With Drupal I had to stay on top of security updates.
- Skills. I no longer do much Drupal work and those skills are not as sharp as they once were. On the flip side, I use Github everyday and code primarily with just HTML/CSS/JS.
- Newness. It was time for a change (visually).
I recently dug up content and old sites, so you can some samples of previous versions of this site.