The saying goes, "If you wait to launch until it's perfect, you waited too long". So, here we are. It's live but will always be a work-in-progress.
- Added the main page for my exploration into Worcester's coffee spots.
- Added this "nerd blog" so you can follow along, make suggestions, ask questions.
- Switched my icon font for SVG icons.
- A good old-fashioned blog roll featuring social media accounts and websites you should follow.
- More pages and sections like the coffee thing (in development). Wait for it.
- I'm going to rework the CSS: add
bettercorrect use of grid layout. (I'm just starting with css grids and I REALLY didn't do it right on this site).
- I'm working on performance enhancements.
- Rework the content from the original homepage. The site was more "blog-ish" to start and is evolving into something different.
Stuff I'm Using To Build This
- Eleventy: static site generator.
- SASS: CSS preprocessor.
- Markdown: plain text formatting syntax.
- Git & GitHub: version control and online repositories, respectively.
- CSS / HTML
This Site Is A Learning Experience
I started this site because I wanted to learn some new web development techniques and wanted to build an actual project as a place to experiment.
The other reason I started this site was to push myself creatively and have some fun. Websites have all started looking the same and sounding the same. I wanted to do something like what we did back in the 90s before everything got frameworked and bland.
This page will have short updates on how that's going and what I plan to do next.
About The Site
This is a static site built with a generator called Eleventy (11ty.io). This is my first site built this way. I have a lot to learn but in many ways it reminds me of how we used to build sites when I started (1996, aka "The Ancient Times").
To get started with Eleventy, I got a copy of a starter site project by Phil Hawksworth called Eleventyone. It helped me get a better understanding of how to work with Eleventy. You can get a copy of the Eleventyone project for yourself on his repo on GitHub. I have heavily modified and in many places completely rebuilt the original project to suit my needs and help me learn