My website got a redesign but more importantly, I restructured the content and refocused on those people who want to know who I am and what I do for work and in my life.
It’s hard to split between topics and target audiences
For most people reading this article I’m known as a web developer who codes the frontends for websites. But for some people I’m known as a CSA Gardener and they want to know more about this type of work. So how to combine this on one page?
I decided to address this on the homepage itself. The new homepage leads you to my most important projects directly and gives you a short summary of what I do.
I’ll continue working on the website over the next weeks but I think the biggest progress is made already.
I realised a couple of things this year when working 80% on my farm: I don’t want to spend much time on useless Computer stuff anymore. That’s why my blog was silent for a long time. I had a hand-coded git deployment process in place which from a technical point of view is super cool and super safe (git versioned and backups as safety net). But while it’s cool, it had a couple of issues, mainly that I couldn’t edit or write posts directly on my website but only on my computer.
Now I use Kirby as CMS and simply rely on my hosters (Uberspace) backups (and do some regularly myself). Writing blog articles should be simple — now it is.
Frontend wise I use not much tooling but only modern CSS. I use CSS Grid for most things, some Flexbox stuff and cooler things like
My stylesheet isn’t compressed but gzipped and serves as 2.46kb file, the webfonts are the heaviest files (except for pages with images) with 203kb total.