I’ve spent time over the last three weeks working on a new website for the Northwest C++ Users’ Group. I blogged about the NWCPP website refresh over there. In brief, I moved the website from an instance of the Joomla Content Management System at Just Host to a static website generated by Pelican and hosted at Github Pages, and I’m happy with the results.
Not only am I the Webmaster (and Secretary) of NWCPP, I am also the webmaster for several other organizations:
- Wild Geese Players of Seattle, a static HTML site badly in need of a makeover (I’m the Director, Dramaturg, and Webmaster).
- Freely Speaking Toastmasters, a dynamic site based on the horrid FreeToastHoast 2.0 software; also our Easy-Speak club management site (Webmaster/Immediate Past President).
- BiNet Seattle, a small static HTML site (Webmaster/Past President).
- TCD Alumni PNW, a Tumblr blog (Webmaster/Founder).
- And my personal site and personal blog; the blog is based on dasBlog but all the content is authored in reStructuredText.
I’m seriously considering converting the Wild Geese site and my personal site to Pelican. As I said in the conclusion of the NWCPP website refresh post, it works for me, but it wouldn’t be suitable for someone who isn’t familiar with reStructuredText, Git, and Python.