After using Schnitzelpress and a self-build hack for a long time I switched platforms again: Beautiful Jekyll hosted on Github.

Of course, I handcrafted it to my needs:

  • More control over the post teasers (aka excerpts). By re-activating the excerpt_separator YAML parameter I can precisely define how how long the excerpt should be. (relevant commit)
  • Hide the post title. I added a hide-title YAML parameter to be able to hide a post title when requested. This improves, IMHO, the aesthetics of the photo-only posts. (relevant commit)
  • Added Responsive Youtube embeds. Now embedded YouTube videos look great on desktop machines and mobile devices. (relevant commit & example post)