About this website and me
Published on Sep 14, 2021
👋Hi. I'm Ming. I'm a software developer.
It runs on Gatsby. I use GoatCounter to get an idea of how many visitors I got. I do not plan to track you, show you ads or feature any guest post. This website is nothing more than a quiet place for me to put my notes.
I version my website using this format:
<rewrote the whole thing>.<layout changes>. This website is now in version 3.0.
Nine months into programming. I knew how to build web pages on CodePen, but had never hosted one myself.
I discovered Jekyll and GitHub Pages, and put together version 1. It's a blog with a home, about and tag page.
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.
Some minor changes. I added one accent colour.
I added a projects and notes page.
I tried out something simpler. I removed the notes and projects, and moved tags to the top.
I wasn't happy with the typography, so I tried out a theme named "no style please".
Then, I tried out another theme in Hugo.
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.