We have a new website

25 Jul 2014

Our previous website was starting to be quite stale, with irregular updates and out-of-date technology. We formerly use DotNetNuke which gave us a lot of out the box, but was (we found) difficult to maintain. We were keen to build our site using the same approach we use for document preparation - markdown, pandoc and git. We find that this approach is more efficient, allows for better collaboration, and allows us to separate styling from content.

We looked at a few different website tools, including

None of them was exactly right for us, so we ended up developing our own software. At some point we will publish this, but in summary it takes a series of documents (written in markdown) and turns them into a website. The styling is done using the Foundation css framework, and templated using String Template.