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Pixels & Programming

January 17, 2024 | 3 minutes

Hey there! If you've spent some time on my site, you might've wondered if I actually built this or if I'm just using a template from someone else. Well, surprise! Every pixel and code on this website is a product of my own making. Let me take you on a brief behind-the-scenes tour of how I crafted this digital space from scratch.

A little background

Rewind to 2007 – that's when my digital adventure kicked off. Over a decade at a multimedia agency wasn't just a job; it was a playground where I got my hands dirty with everything from motion graphics to sound design to branding to web development. These experiences weren't just gigs – they were stepping stones that led me to build this site. Think of it as a scrapbook of all the skills and insights I've picked up along the way.

Crafting a solid site

When it came to building the site, CraftCMS was my no-brainer choice. It's like the Swiss Army knife of content management – adaptable, robust, and user-friendly. It’s not just about putting content out there; it’s about crafting an experience that’s both easy to manage and navigate.

And why Gulp? Well, it's like an old friend – familiar and reliable. It’s been part of my toolkit on numerous projects, helping me streamline my workflow. Plus, it plays nice with DeployHQ for deploying my site without a hitch. But hey, I'm not one to stay still – I'm flirting with Vite.js, looking to shake things up in my development process. Always learning, always evolving, right?

The Real Challenge

You know what they say about the best-laid plans. Finding time to work on this site was like trying to find a quiet spot in a bustling café – near impossible. Life, work, and everything in between kept hogging the spotlight. And then there was the content monster – trying to get all my thoughts, projects, and ideas in one place felt like herding cats. But once I realized perfection wasn't the goal for launch day, everything started to fall into place.

Always updating. Never stagnant.

A website is never done; it’s more like a living, breathing organism. It keeps changing, growing, just like me. Take, for instance, the new mosaic grid for images I recently added as a module on the blog (you may not see it yet, but you will) – it’s not just about looking good, but about creating an interactive and immersive experience. What's next? I'm not entirely sure, but I can promise it’ll be something that spices up the user experience and showcases my latest experiments.


So there you have it – a brief lowdown on how my website came to be...maybe I'll do a deeper dive at some later date. It’s a mix of personal growth, professional development, and a whole lot of coding adventures. It’s more than just a showcase of my work; it's a testament to my journey in the ever-changing world of web development.

I hope you enjoy exploring it as much as I've enjoyed building it. And who knows? Maybe it’ll inspire you to start a digital adventure of your own. Here’s to creating, learning, and growing – one line of code at a time!

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