Or is it like v5 at this point?
In the lead up to JuliaCon 2023 I was throwing together the final touches on my presentations and talking to Teco a lot about his presentation and started digging into the org file he used to create it. I had followed his beamer recommendations in the past, I just had never seen behind the curtain of how he does it.
Then it hit me. Why did I never try just using org export for my personal site? I continually searched for ways to write my posts in org-mode, but I always wanted to use the newest and fanciest web framework. Why? I'm not a web developer. I know enough to be dangerous, but the things I was trying to do were vastly over complicated for a personal site. It's some static text, and some links. It was never going to need all of the functionality of astro. I mainly wanted to use astro because it would just ship html by default and be fast.
Spoiler alert, org-mode does that out of the box.
Scoping what I actually needed
- I love automated publishing. I literally don't think I could run a website or software project without it. The thought of manually walking through the build process manually is like nails on a chalkboard for me. I should just push it to a repo, and boom results. Manual steps are prone to me getting bored halfway through and never finishing it.
- I hate checking generated files into repos. That means html files, coverted markdown files from org-export. It just clutters the commits and you can't follow the history.
So from that I planned on:
- Start with plain html export
- Get all of the content in the right places
- Throw some css on there.