Show Last Modified Date in Middleman

It is very convenient to build a static website using middleman along with some tools like compass, twitter’s bootstrap framework. You can easily build a professional looking website while maintaining high code readability and maintainability.

When you’re designing a website for a conference or event, one thing that you might want to put in the footer is the “last modified date”. The first way come in to my mind to do this is very simple. Just put a line to output current date in ruby code.

Trying Out the impress.js

There is a interesting javacsript library being released on the github these days, the impress.js. Impress.js is a framework for making presentations on a open canvas, or so called the Prezi-style. I tried out the Prezi few years ago. It’s cool, but as the README from the impress.js said: impress.js may not help you if you have nothing interesting to say ;)’’. I don’t really have a chance to make a will-use-on-the-stage presentation on a Prezi.

Git Dashboard

This dashboard is made for collaboration with teams. I was a hackthon-ing with bizkit and ftt. We set up the dashboard to pulls new data from the repository automatically and display in this pretty format. It was only intended for fun but it turns out very useful when merging works from everyone. The tool we used to make it display on the desktop is called NerdTool.