- The old site was running on Drupal 5 and I wasn’t looking forward to having to upgrade it to Drupal 6, then Drupal 7, just to keep it current.
- Since the frequency of posting aren’t exactly high there’s no need to keep maintaining a database server and Drupal install to keep it going. Drupal is overkill for what we use this site for.
- I’m intrigued by the site building methods described in this post by Dave Cole of Development Seed. Deploying static files and moving more of a site’s assembly to the browser itself using best-of-breed web services seems like a great way to weave a site into the fabric of the web itself.
I choose to use Octopress for this first site because it seems to be the fastest way to get started with Jekyll. I have a couple of other sites that I will also convert, but will start with Jekyll itself as they have existing themes that I want to keep. I also hope to move these sites over to Github Pages hosting so I can take advantage of deploying via git.