I built this website using Jekyll, an amazing static site generator and blogging tool. I would highly recommend it for technically inclined writers. It takes a ton of work to set up and learn to use, but once ready it’s amazing.
I designed my website to use static pages and minimal assets because that’s how websites in the 21st century should work. Keeping pages light is vital in a world where most readers are on underpowered smartphones. More on static websites and why they’re important.
Side note: The site is a bit plain at the moment because I am rebuilding the CSS from scratch. Jekyll’s prebuilt CSS was too heavy. You’ll have to excuse the aesthetics. While I am a good writer, I am not the greatest artist. I’m also trying to keep the pages loading quickly. No point using a static site generator if you have 10
<script> for fancy visual effects.
Posts are written in Markdown, the absolute easiest way to produce content HTML-formatted content for the web.
Related posts are created through a homemade algorithm that does a deep dive on every tag. It slows down site build time prodigiously, but hey, it’s a static site generator so the build speed doesn’t affect the end user.
What’s that tracking me?
Google Analytics. Don’t worry about it, it’s just to see how many people are interested in reading my work.