If you were unaware, I recently published my personal website. I utilised various different open-source/free/paid utilities to make my life easier in developing the project, so I thought I’d list them below for anyone interested:
The backbone of the whole site. Basically, its a minimal static website CMS without a database. It’s easy to use (for those familiar with a CLI), utilises the popular templating languages Mustache and Liquid and is created by fellow Melburnian Ben Shwartz (Tweet).
The foundations for a basic jQuery image slider. Free and easy to customise.
My tumblr blog is based on this minimal Tumblr theme. It goes for $19.
Not free ($15), but a nice photo-editing software package. Capable and affordable alternative to Photoshop if you’re only doing basic stuff.