In trying to learn Ruby/RoR/AJAX, I’m trying to make a website for
myself that will (eventually) be my centralized ‘online identity’. To
that end, I want every facet of the website (which will probably
include a blog, some photography highlights, and my academic writing,
and possibly wiki functionality) to be unified in style.
I’m not familiar with WordPress’s downloadable software, but I figure
it would be fairly complicated to integrate that (visually) with the
rest of my site.
So I was wondering: if I was going to use a blogging engine, would it
be better to find a good Ruby implementation (minus any presentation,
just an engine) or to build one myself?
Obviously we hear all the time about building RoR blogs in 15 mins,
but I don’t want a bare-bones blog.
What do you guys think? Go home made or go pro?