Building a Personal Website

Written 2018-07-16
Edited 2018-11-06

I’m creating a personal website because I think it’s a great way to showcase my work. I have three goals for this website. First, I want my articles to read well. Second, I want the website to feel professional. Third, I want my content to impress.

Because I want my articles to read well, there aren’t a lot of extras on the website - no ads or widgets. The bar at the top of the page is only used to get to the home page. Writing doesn’t take up the full width of the page, which makes articles easier to read.

To make sure the website looked professional, I had to have a custom domain. So I bought a domain from Google Domains, and used Github Pages as a host. Curtis Larson has an excellent guide for connecting Github Pages and Google Domains, so I followed his advice. The only issue with his article is that the ip addresses he lists are out of date - I found newer addresses here, under “configuring A records with your DNS provider.” I also benefited greatly from Github’s Github Pages guide. The only thing I had to pay for was the domain name (which is pretty much unavoidable), and that was just $12.00 a year.

As for impressing people? The website is a good start, but the rest of my content is yet to come. My next post is probably going to be about my electric longboard.

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