Updates to the site

This is not really a post on Ultimate, but just a note on some of the changes I made to the site. I've spent quite a bit of time on the new theme, and I like the way it has turned out. I know, some of you are thinking, I could've gone to the field and got in some throws instead!

You can skip the rest of the post, if you are not interested in the details of how the site is published and the theme. But, for the interested, here are the details.

The site is powered by Nikola, a static site generator, written in Python. The posts are written in plain text using reStructured text. Anybody can contribute to the site, either by forking the repository on GitHub and sending us a pull request, or just leave a comment on this post, and we'll get back to you.

The theme is here. It is a mix of twitter's look and the Lagom4ni theme. The theme changes the background image automatically, by fetching a random image from Flickr. Also, the image is analyzed to find the dominant color of the image and style the rest of the looks of the site. The bottom of the page, contains a link to the original image on Flickr. I'm not responsible for any images that look inappropriate. ;)

Finally, I've also designed a new logo for the site. It is a shameless ripoff of the "I <3 NY" theme. The skying image is a derivative of this photograph. Any suggestions to improve the logo are welcome!

Thanks to @kkrovvidi, @baali_, @cloud9trt, @riteshsaini and everyone else, who helped with the logo and the theme design.

Also, I wish to update the post regularly. I've even managed to get a new scheduling feature added to Nikola, for this! I plan to update the site every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 am. I wouldn't mind a poke or two, from the readers, if I go out of schedule! Thank you!

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