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I’m going to spend time when things are quiet over the summer building a site with Jekyll.
Not this one. I plan to keep a foot in the WordPress.com world as long as possible.
The project is part of two separate things that interest me: reducing technology, writing and journalism to the simplest, lowest-common-denominator components and learning new skills.
It could be challenging as a I’ll want any new site to be responsive. If you’ve experience in this area get in touch. I’d like to see your work.
Preparing for a week using nothing but Apple technology didn’t take long.
On paper, the biggest challenge was switching to the iPhone 5S. I’ve used iPhones in the past, just not in the last two years and not with iOS 7.
Apple’s iPhone 5S is smaller and lighter than my current smartphone. I worried this could mean difficulties reading the screen.
For the next seven days I’m going to work only with Apple devices, software and services. Along the way I’ll write regular updates on my progress.
Working exclusively with the Apple technology stack should be no big deal, thousands of people who do the same. It’ll be interesting to see just how easy it is to make a clean break with Microsoft and Google.
Next week I’ll repeat the exercise staying entirely in the Microsoft world. I may try Google later, that’s dependent on getting my hands on enough suitable hardware, including a Chromebook.