Ming Yong

The evolution of this website

Published on Sep 14, 2021


I version my website using this format: <I rewrote it with different tools>.<major layout changes>. This website is now in version 3.0.

May 2019 - Version 1

Nine months into programming. I knew how to build web pages on CodePen, but had never hosted one myself.

version 1.0

I discovered Jekyll and GitHub Pages, and put together version 1. It's a blog with a home, about and tag page.

burger menu in version 1.0

It even has a burger menu. I got the code from a jQuery tutorial because I didn't know any JavaScript back then.

July 2019 - Version 1.1

version 1.1

I quickly discovered having five colours on your website isn't a good idea, so I tuned it down to just black and white. I also moved the navigation to the top.

December 2019 - Version 1.2

version 1.2

Some minor changes. I added one accent colour.

January 2020 - Version 1.3

version 1.3

I added a projects and notes page.

August 2020 - Version 1.4

version 1.4

I tried out something simpler. I removed the notes and projects, and moved tags to the top.

January 2021 - Version 1.5

version 1.5

I wasn't happy with the typography, so I tried out a theme named "no style please".

April 2021 - Version 2.0

version 2.0

I tried out another theme in Hugo.

August 2021(Now) - Version 3.0

What you see now is version 3. I rewrote it in Gatsby.

It is, again, built from scratch because I want to know everything that goes on here. And, to be honest, I found maintaining and judging my old code quite fun.

Ming Yong ยฉ 2021