Greetings from another website refresh! This time, with more than just Bacon Ipsum placeholder text (a relic of it’s late naughties humor).
Starting around 2013, I have toyed on and off with static website tech. The initial motivation was to start a portfolio of my work and ideas, but in a classic big brain programmer move I spent more time setting things up then showcasing my projects.
Ten years later my work life balance and mindset seem to have looped back to something very similar.
I’m honestly struggling to remember what the build was for this, but I believe it’s a Boostrap template with the content directly added into the HTML like a cave dweller.
Who doesn’t enjoy a ‘my website’ title on a website?!
This version was the peak of my node and grunt exploration. Becoming quick with the CLI, hookin up live refresh and copying around files at various stages of tempalte replacements really is fun.
To have another stab at things, I had a couple of criteria:
I arrived at Gatsby JS in combination with Netlify Starter tier for the deployment from the (private) GitHub repository. All the heavy lifting was done in this brilliant starter project alxshelepenok/gatsby-starter-lumen, and I added a few config options and meta detils.
React and GraphQL are still a bit magic but I’m happy with the effort to results ratio!
I admit, this is really filler content… so coming up next should be a blog mission statement.
I really want this to become a healthy motivation to share my tech tinkering and improve my writing. A couple of larger projects, that I’ve had in mind for years, have never really started to take form due to a lack of structure for my recreational work. Additionally, I do have a struggle with analysis paralysis and perfectionism when there isn’t a deadline. An infrequent blog post now and again might be just the solution
I’ll be posting more in update category, soon™️.