Week 3 covered the basics of jade, jquery and creating a bookmarklet
using jade and jquery. This was all pretty straightforward.
You create the page that will hold the bookmarklet (so it's easy to
add it to your browser). Using jade, end up with some code like
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To get the html out of that, you need to compile it (make sure
jade is installed).
This will give you an index.html file. Opening this file in your
browser will give you a very simple page with a single link that says
"Craigslist Thumbnails" on it. That's the bookmarklet. But before this
works, the bookmarklet needs the bootstraping script created. Here's
This week we went over getting ruhoh set up and
installed on a web server. Ruhoh is a static blog framework. You
create your content using Markdown and "compile" it and ruhoh provides
you with all your content in a static format. The idea is that if
you're just publishing content, why do you need the relatively large
overhead of something like drupal or
But ruhoh is not only about eschewing the tranditional ideas of what
blog software should be. You also gain extreme portability as
well. You can host your content anywhere with a webserver, including
and basic shared host or even on github.
Since it uses markdown
for publishing, it's very easy to pick up for most any modern content
Getting ruhoh configured on a computer was probably more difficult
than it needed to be. This is, perhaps, thanks to
ruby's issue it has with various versions
floating around. Once it's all together though, the commands are
simple enough (if not immediately obvious) that it doesn't take too
much effort to get your first post up.