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maybe making a website theme? 

Now that I'm back in the mindset of updating my website, I might spend time the next few days / weeks making an academic-oriented fork of Minimal Mistakes^1 that incorporates some of the AcademicPages^2 techniques for creating a CV.

1: mmistakes.github.io/minimal-mi
2: academicpages.github.io

The new version of Minimal Mistakes has a remote gem option, which basically simplifies maintenance by letting its creator update a source that everyone else's site pulls from.

maybe making a website theme? 

Clearly, the question is: what to call it?

I want the name to nod to its origins, possibly be funny, …and to be honest, possibly *discourage* its adoption by anyone who'd expect lots of maintenance / free labor from me.

Ideas so far:
- Remote Academic Mistakes
- Distance Learning
- Minimal Academics

If anyone has inspiration for names or ideas about the theme, I'm interested.

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maybe making a website theme? 

So I ended up making good progress on that academic website theme for GitHub Pages.

The goal is for it to be editable entirely within the browser interface, for folks who don't want to have to install Jekyll or other techie stuff.

If you want to try it out, here's an early version of it: github.com/ryan-p-randall/dist

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maybe making a website theme? 

@foureyedsoul
What do you think about the name no_regrets?

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@ksteimel I like it! Adding it to the list. Thanks!

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@foureyedsoul Please do! I use Minimal Mistakes with Jekyll-scholar, which is a pretty great combo. Having an automatic list of publications is awesome.

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@jaranta It's taking me a little time to really learn Jekyll's "categories" logic, but it's coming along.

What are your favorite aspects of Jekyll-scholar?

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@foureyedsoul Turning a .bib-file into a categorised list of publications.

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@jaranta Nice. I finally have a chance to look at Jekyll-Scholar's documentation and it's unfortunately not compatible with GitHub Pages. (Which you might already know!)

I'm aiming for something that is compatible with GH Pages, for better or worse. Instead of a single .bib file, it'll use a .md file for each item you want in your CV & build from fields in the YAML. Maybe not as elegant or interoperable, but likely easier for new Jekyll / GH P users to understand.

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@foureyedsoul I had my site on GH pages in the past, but I liked to tinker with stuff and that was more difficult with those limitations.

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@jaranta I can see that, for certain. I think you're more tinkering-prone & technologically savvy than the people I have in mind for this.

I'm designing this for friends / less techie people who don't want to / can't pay for their own hosting & who might want a free alternative to WordPress. Ideally, this will be a theme that they can entirely edit on GH's web interface if they don't want to learn / install Git & etc on their own machines.

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