I’ve made two recent changes to my preferred technology & publishing stacks in the hopes of tightening the Lean Startup’s Build-Measure-Learn loop as it pertains to my projects.
On the technology side, nearly all of my recent front-end dev work is based on the amazing Twitter Bootstrap framework. There’s nothing like it out there that combines gorgeous and extensible graphical components, well written styles and markup, and a tremendously strong open source following.
On the publishing side, I’ve been using Tumblr to get my thoughts and announcements posted to the internet at-large. It is simple to use, very easy to get started with, supports theming & custom domains, supports “page” types, and permits multiple contributors per blog.
My Bootstrap Tumblr Theme is the marriage of these two changes in a single package. Its main goal is to reduce the effort involved in keeping consistent styling on both a web app and its associated blog. Ideally a single stylesheet applies to both. I think with this project I’m most of the way towards realizing that goal.
Both use the same stylesheet. And with the exception of copying and pasting over the navbar HTML from the web app, there was no customization required to the theme.
So I invite you to check out the Bootstrap Tumblr Theme on Github. Remember it’s open source and a work-in-progress, so please fork it and help make it better!