James Croft

About this blog

Update: This was referring to the previous incarnation of this blog. It doesn’t apply any more.

A quick overview of the pieces pulled together to make this blog.

  • Nesta CMS forms the base of the blog. It works great out of the box but is also very easy to extend and modify.
  • The layout CSS was created with the Compass CSS framework. The Susy plugin is the best grid system i’ve come across
  • HAML instead of HTML
  • SCSS instead of CSS
  • CoffeeScript instead of Javascript
  • The icons are SVG paths rendered using the Raphael JavaScript library. The icons are all provided by Dmitry Baranovskiy.
  • The map is from the Google Static Maps API which allows you to apply custom styles to the maps
  • The site is hosted on Heroku