Blog version 3.0
It’s a bit embarrassing…
Since starting this blog ~8 months ago, I completely rewrote it three times. During that time, I published nine blog posts.
A 3/1 ratio of blog post to framework is not great. 😅
That being said, I was quite unhappy with version 2.0 of this blog.
But let’s go back to see how we ended up here. Version 1 of this site was built with Eleventy, a static site generator.
Version 1.0 with Eleventy
After just three months, I switched to Nuxt and rewrote the whole site. I had just started a new job, which used this Vue framework. So I wanted to get comfortable with it. But a full-blown SPA builder was way too feature-rich for a humble personal blog. I didn’t like the design I went for, and the site constantly threw errors.
Version 2.0 with Nuxt
So I knew I had to switch things up…
Inspiration and iterations
I started collecting inspiration for (yet) another redesign.
Version 3: Back to simplicity
For this rewrite, I went back to static site generation, this time with Astro. I took what I liked about the design from version 1 and simplified things to place more emphasis on the actual content.
Version 3.0 with Astro
I am really happy with how the site turned out! My hope is that with this version, I will spend less time tinkering and more time writing.