Has anyone here made a website using the Ghost.org blog platform? If so, did you make your own theme?
I have this website/blog project in mind and decided to use it as a way to practice and learn more about coding. I decided on Ghost after seeing some great looking sites made with it, following its progress off and on, and hearing stories of why some prefer it over Wordpress and Drupal. I’ve had Wordpress sites before (though only the free version, not self-hosted) and was leaning towards using self-hosted Wordpress, but I wanted to try something new. Also, I really like how clean the Ghost sites look, the ones that I’ve seen anyway.
I was able to find some good stuff on here about Ghost, including this awesome Heroku button that gets you all set up with a ghost site!
I created a Ghost site on Heroku using @liberaltech 's Heroku button, but I haven’t done much to it yet, as the first thing I wanted to do is create my own theme. I’m reading Ghost’s documentation on creating themes, and I’m starting to feel like I’m in over my head. I know—duh, of course, guy . I mean, I thought I would be in over my head somewhat. That was kind of the point. I just wanted to throw myself in and go for it. But I’m feeling jammed up, and kind of silly, earlier on than I thought I would. I think that one thing that may help me, though, is testing and editing Ghost with a Glitch project. I found a basic Ghost site made by the Glitch team:
I thought I would post here to see how many people use/have used Ghost, what they think about it, and hopefully share any general tips/advice on using and customizing Ghost. Any Ghost enthusiasts out there?