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.
I started with a complex design, where we couldn’t see everything.
Redoing the design was an interesting experience and I decided to make things with a more minimalistic approach.
The final product will look like this. It sure doesn’t look like it now but with the incremental approach it fits well.
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:
- hugo - The static site generator
- tachyons - The revolutionary css framework
- highlight.js - Simple syntax highlighting
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.