This website runs on top of Github Pages. This is the third iteration on a personal website. I think the only thing that stayed the same was my focus on “Usability first”.
So far I’ve had the following:
The first iteration was hosted on a friend’s vServer and I was pretty content with it. It was hand-coded HTML in Notepad and then processed by PHP for some include stuff like menus. If I find the time, I’ll upload that one to here. It was pretty shitty but I loved it at the time. I could finally show all my achievements to the world ;)
Some vServer hosting, should be LAMP
PHP include is not THAT cool
Coding in Notepad is hard
Most people are not impressed by nerdy websites
Based on my new knowledge of PHP I built a site dedicated to reviews. It wasn’t that successful, judging from the number of reviews (3, in total) and the name was stolen from the Angry Video Game Nerd ;)
It was pretty fun though because I could learn from old mistakes. For the fun of it, here’s an archived, fully working copy
This site was built after having had a PHP course. I already knew at that time that PHP was pretty shitty but I didn’t want to learn Rails yet. It was pretty good but I soon hit the limitations of pure PHP and it was too late to switch it to a proper framework. I already had custom functions for everything (I’ll post that too maybe).
Notepad++, FTP plugin (yeah, really)
Hetzner vServer hosting
Apache, PHP, MySQL (classic LAMP)
What I liked:
Focus on usability
Wrote my own user-authentication module (actually secure)
PHP is shitty
Don’t try to over-generalize everything you need into functions
This was not 2015 style
My WordPress blog. Now hosted on WordPress’s own site so I don’t have to care about it anymore. I quite like the current state and it’s a good way to get content out to people since it integrates quite well into FB and Twitter.
After having dumped my PHP site because I was not maintaining it anymore, I didn’t think of having one anymore. I already started my side project, the blog, and that was running pretty fine. There still were some links around to my actual website and I thought, let’s give it a try.
I wanted to do this in a modern style, so I got current tools and did it the proper way. I did reuse some stuff though, like the online tools I wrote (only reused the idea though) and I still like Bootstrap. I went for Material Design this time though.
The only thing I gave up is an actual backend. I have to prepare everything or let the client do it, so I gotta think of other ways to do things sometimes. But I got around that pretty soon and I actually like the clear distinction better
Ubuntu VM on client
Github Pages and Github in general
Jekyll, asset deployment tools like bundler and bower
You don’t need a backend for most things
I think I now have the right platform for my future projects
This section won’t list much current stuff since it’ll only get outdated. A few things about me:
Born in Summer of ‘93
I’ve always liked music of a great variety
I like discussing things with people but I may take some time until we can talk openly
I think the best source for current information about me is LinkedIn.