The Alchemy Theme for Ghost is becoming even more extendable with support for skins.
It currently has two skins:
- Alchemy - the default skin, it's what you're seeing on this site
- Security - a darker skin, you can see it in action at my InfoSec journal, Interweb Security
The next items on the Alchemy Roadmap are:
- Better experience and design on larger screen sizes
- More built-in skins
- Ability to customize skin colors via
- Create documentation explaining the configuration options
- Beta release to Ghost theme repository
The next item on my Ghost list after Alchemy is in beta involves figuring out the
ghost_head plugin filter so that I can replace the RSS feed link in the header with a FeedPress link, or looking at the source and trying to contribute a pull request that makes this a configurable option because it is definitely needed.
I'm still really liking the Ghost platform, though I haven't found a good local development solution for it yet. I need to research a bit more and get that worked out.
Both Interweb Alchemy and Interweb Security are now being served via HTTPS. Finding a decently affordable single-domain wildcard certificate took a bit of research, but I landed on NameCheap as the best option.
I was also going to hook up CloudFlare, but then realized I think you have to pay for the $200/month plan if you want to use your own SSL certificate.
Though I enjoy my blogging when I actually do it, I can't jusitfy spending $200/month on it. But, if you haven't bought an SSL certificate for your site yet, definitely look into CloudFlare.
I'm diving into the InfoSec world and will be keeping a journal of my triumphs and failures at Interweb Security.
The separate blog serves two purposes:
- It let me easily test the skin functionality of Alchemy.
- It lets me easily separate the content of the blogs in a logical manner since it isn't easy to split posts into separate pages via categories yet with Ghost. If this becomes simpler in the future, I may merge them back together.