Within the past week, this website has received a facelift. Outside of
the noticable visual upgrades, the site has also fully transitioned to using
blogdown as a layer ontop of
hugo. The benefit of this approach is easier code-driven
writings, which is the crux of the website.
That said, the transition really started back on
September 7, 2017.
At that time, the site first transitioned from using
hugo. However, the transition never went past using the
So, for a very long time, there was the occassional person who in-person asked,
“Why is the logo in the upper left corner saying ‘Li’ instead of ‘TCP’?”
The main reason for the lack of a transition was I didn’t really like any
of the pre-made themes available. Many
academics were adopting the
academic hugo theme,
which I’m not quite a fan of. Plus, I didn’t have time nor the modern HTML
and CSS skills to create a new responsive theme from scratch.
Though, I recently
stumbled upon Kieran Healy’s website
and said outloud, “My $DEITY that is beautiful!” His website is based off of
Greg Restall’s consequently.org. Upon googling a
bit more, Marcus Brinkmann created a variant
finite theme. Thus,
I felt compelled to finally embrace
hugo and transition
away from the default theme.