I’ve neglected this blog for awhile. Unfortunately, life has a way of just mucking up side-projects. It didn’t help that the old blog was very fragile and any change I made to the UI felt like it was going to break everything. Like a bowling ball to a house made of cards. So a clean start was needed.
Along with a facelift, comes a completely new architecure. The old blog was generated with Hugo and served via github pages. I’m now using GatsbyJS + Netlify to serve content. GatsbyJS is a static site generator that’s written in React. This means that changing the UI will be much more intuitive and localized to the element being changed. Netlify is an amazing service that automatically deploys based on commits pushed to a github repo. In addition to that they take care of SSL certs and provide some neat ways to add forms to your site and more!
The font is DankMono (yes, I paid for it). It’s inspired by the Operator Mono font, but doesn’t cost nearly as much and looks extremely elegant.
Continue to make improvements to the UI
The whole point of all of this was to get back to a “simpler” website to manage but also one that could be improved iteratively. Now that the hardest part is done, I can spend some freetime improving things as I see the need to.