The making

Tue, Oct 25 2016

The making of a blog, not too ugly, with somewhat interesting content.

A software engineer needs a website. At least, I was told so. I’ll keep it short and simple. I’m more of a backend and infrastructure guy but I try to keep up to date with recent developments in front-end, web and user experience world.

Old site

I started with a complex design, where we couldn’t see everything.

Startup iteration

Redesign

Redoing the design was an interesting experience and I decided to make things with a more minimalistic approach.

Redesign iteration

The final product will look like this. It sure doesn’t look like it now but with the incremental approach it fits well.

Final design

Implementation

From the final design, I am implementing as incremental baby steps. Trying to deliver, as often as I can, with small iterations over here and there.

The first iteration of this site was made using jekyll, but since I’m a go fanboy, I recently switched it to hugo for the latest do-over. Hugo also being way faster and easier to install than a any ruby software.

Here’s the basic stack:

That’s all. Nothing more.

I still have in mind to build my own cms or simple engine with an embedded search. Tough I wanted to learn more about writing than programming. And there are no better ways to learn writing than to write.

Start small, make it usable, build over it, refactor as you pass through strange things.