Hello internet, it's been a while. I've been working on something for a while, and today's the day I get to finally release it! Yes, I redid my website - again! But, depending on how often you talk to me, I redid my website finally. This update has been a…
Although I’m a web developer, I’m very far from a designer. I really can’t design anything!
In the past, I’ve used services like StartBootstrap and HTML5UP. These allow me to just throw together a site, and not really worry how it looks, because the design is done for me. However, slight modifications I need to make to the theme, end up spiralling out of control and wrecking things.
After deciding to do yet another redesign, I had an epiphany. Rather than using a fancy, modern-looking design, let’s use something simple! The Hugo theme Vec looked almost perfect. I used Vec as a base for a complete redesign of my site. Rather than actually using Vec, I used Bootstrap to replicate it closely, with a few optimizations of my own.
Making the design this simple means there’s very little to go wrong. If the whole site looks so simple, it’s very hard for it to look quite so bad.
Overall I’m really happy how the rewrite looks, It’s far nicer and more original than my previous sites. Now, to push it live!
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