periodic posts and projects

CleanPress, an Octopress Theme

May 17, 2013

I’m really enjoying Octopress as a potential blogging platform but I’ve not been able to settle on a theme I like.

I prefer minimal, clean layouts (one reason I refuse to use WordPress) and so decided to pull together my own. I call it CleanPress.

I describe CleanPress is an elegant, clean & white minimal and responsive theme for Octopress and it was originally a fork of the OctoPress Slash Theme.

The font is currently Proxima Nova from Typekit and it falls back to Helvetica Neue if your browser doesn’t support it.

Install it to your own Octopress site as follows;

$ cd octopress
$ git clone git:// .themes/cleanpress
$ rake install['cleanpress'] (or rake "install[cleanpress]")
$ rake install['cleanpress'] (or rake "install[cleanpress]")
$ rake generate

CleanPress is available from my github page.

ShrinkURL for iPhone and iPod Touch

Aug 18, 2009

Today I’ve released my first App for the iPhone.

ShrinkURL will turn any URL into a TinyURL, or

Simply copy a web link to the clipboard, open up shrinkURL and let it automatically convert to your chosen shortening service before automatically copying it back to the clipboard for use in other applications and save your favourite URLs to history and then post them to Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader and more.

What a challenging experience that has been, more so the submission to and approval of the App with Apple, a lot of learning in the last few weeks but so relieved to finally have something out there.

ShrinkURL is available for free from the App Store.