Finally, a website

06. June, 2020 2 min read Personal

Look! It’s moving. It’s alive. 🧟

Creating this website was hard. The final result seems "simple" and "clean" but you know, it wasn't.

Development for this website started in December 2019 with the first mockups and drafts. Back then, the website looked quite different. It took roughly two separate designs and 6 months to get to this point. I’ve been able to overcome many obstacles to deliver a website I’m finally happy and proud about. It might still have glitches here or there but hey, nobody’s perfect. 🤷

It’s not just the visuals that mattered to me but also what’s under the hood. I tried to make the website as fast, intuitive and elegant as possible while still looking good. The devil lies in the details… The website was created using Gatsby, a very awesome React-based framework, and deployed using Divio Cloud to automate most of the boring stuff.

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. Steve Jobs

But I didn’t want to create just another website to wither away, it actually should serve a purpose 🥳. Yeah, really! I’m going to start a new chapter in my life by accomplishing a life-long dream of studying computer science. There are many opinions around on how to optimise studying. Ultimately everyone has to find their path. I try to find mine by summarising topics such as development, studying and teaching into interesting blog articles. By doing so I’ll be forced to do additional research, be precise and simplify as much as possible.

If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough. Albert Einstein

My goal is to publish at least 1 blog post per month (to my future self: if that doesn’t work out, travel back in time and beat the s**t out of me…). The next blog post will be about my recently completed dotfiles setup, so stay tuned and subscribe to my newsletter. I promise there will be no spam!

Thanks to everyone who helped testing while providing valuable feedback along the way. Don’t hesitate to contact me if something is not working as intended.

So long, and thanks for all the 🐟.