Well, it’s been a few years since the last redesign and almost a year since the last post here. Time for another rebuild, I guess.
I don’t really have a lot to say about this design, truth be told. I think this is the fourth or fifth revision of a Gatsby version of the site, and I finally feel more or less ok with how it looks and works. There are still a few things left to tackle to bring the site to completion, and I’m going to try to get around to do that in the coming months. For now, I think it’s good enough to put online, which will take some of the pressure off and let me focus more on other things than just building the new site.
Before I started designing and building the site I knew that there were two things I wanted to include/implement:
I wanted to use an easy-to-use grid-based system to be able to control the width of images and other elements that appear in blog posts and on pages.
I wanted the user to be able to change the theme of the site according to their preferences. Initially I only pictured changing between a light and dark mode, but this feature suffered a bit of mission creep and now here we are with texture and hue control as well. I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to tone it down a bit in some future update.
For the hosting I’m again using Netlify. I seriously love this service, and cannot recommend it enough.