I’ve been slowly working on my new personal website. Like very slowly working. Like I said last year that I was going to put it out in January slowly.
Well, now I’m finally getting closer to launch. I’ve been making myself do just a little work on it each day for the past week or two. I have been weighing a few new blog names, and how I want to present myself and my work online.
I watched this CSS Day lecture yesterday: This Talk Is Under Construction: A Love Letter to the Personal Website | Sophie Koonin | CSS Day ’23
It made me think of the fun things that I like on personal websites. The little touches that make them unique, and the ways that people showcase their personality and identity. This vibes with me a lot!
I’m working out a first of several patterns and themes, which is going to be pastel and a bit soft. I’m going for friendly and inviting, welcoming to those on the margins who might not feel as comfortable with the (frankly almost always with poor contrast and font size) standard dev blog.
I’m launching something to start today, because I really need to just find a place to stop and put it live. It’s hard to ship things!
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