After a brief exploration into making a custom new site, I’m now trying out Hugo as the basis for the new site.
It is lightweight, pretty flexible, and means I have to do little development work. Learning Ember was a mixture of “hey this is easy” and “omg what the hell is wrong with it”, and ultimately I ran into many annoying issues with it and I wasn’t prepared to spend the time to fix. In the end I prefer some verbosity and explicitness over heavy-handed conventions.
The site will initially be lacking in design a bit, but hope to iterate and play around more as I’m getting up to speed on it and gain momentum.