This is my personal website. It is always going to be a work in progress.
I finally finished moving hosting to Netlify from GitHub Pages in 2020. After starting this back in 2018. Netlify has nice features built-in. I switched to Netlify’s free one-click SSL to prevent running into issues. They have over 1 millions developers using the platform and there is a good team behind it.
Hosting with Netlify solves my issues around using unsupported GitHub Pages gems. For example, tagging was a pain. For the time being I’ve removed tags from posts so you need a direct link to reach the tag pages. I need to find the time to put in place a better solution and start tagging posts.
Not every website needs a CMS. This website is a prime example of one that doesn’t. Saying that, I’ve added Netlify CMS to the site to replace Siteleaf. My reason for having a CMS is that it might make it easier for me to publish to the site. I love Siteleaf. But to use it I would have needed to upgrade to the team plan. Which is overkill for a site that doesn’t need a CMS. Indiekit allows me to publish content to my website using iA Writer and the Micro.blog apps.
I've switched from using Google Analytics to Fathom for tracking on this site. But I do have a Google Analytics property set up for testing purposes. This means I can educate others on new features. Click the button below to opt in to using Google Analytics on this site.
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