Oh wow, talk about a facelift! Black & pink have always been one of my favourite color combos. Not to mention, I've always wanted a dark site!
There were several reasons why I decided to revamp my site:
1. Rebuild it with cool tech stuffs ✨
Over the past year and a half or so, I've been fortunate to have the opportunities to invent some really cool projects at my job (bonus: a lot of them are open source). Some of these projects include:
- A modular CSS framework
- A React-inspired templating "language" for Jekyll
- A Jekyll unit testing library
There's more, but the ones I mentioned are used to build this site. (Curious? Check out the source code).
2. Provide myself with a platform to write ✍️
One of my 2017 goals was to write a lot. I failed this goal by… a lot. So far, I've published one blog post, and a couple Medium dot coms.
There were so many excuses why I didn't write. I didn't have complete well-formed ideas… I didn't have the time… I can't English… But, really, at the end of the day…
I don't have an excuse for not writing.
I've always been a fan of Jekyll and Markdown. I have oodles of half-formed potential posts written in Markdown stashed away in my Dropbox. I think adding a "Blog" section to my site will encourage me to fully realize those brain farts of mine.
3. #branding ✌️
Another goal I had this year was to start doing CSS talks / workshops. So far, I've done one CSS deep dive talk during my company's Barcelona retreat.
(Apparently I didn't fail at it, and folks really enjoyed it!)
Writing about CSS (and perhaps other code things) will help establish my #brand as an "expert" in the field, which would enable speaking/workshop opportunities (I hope)!
Thanks for reading my first blog blurb and for checking out my new site! You are awesome, and I hope you'll stay tuned more posts in the future 🚀.