Why we don't do the things we should do.
Now that my site platform of choice has stabilized, I turned my attention to design. This draws much inspiration from my local development environment and visual aesthetic.
With the 1.0 beta of Astro being available, I decided it was time to finally upgrade this site. Please forgive the dust, there's been a lot of work under the hood.
I built a prototype for an IBM client using Chakra-UI
One of the ways I got my hands moving in React again was to repeat the Carbon Design System - React tutorial, this time around with my personal account.
To get greater functionality and flexibility, I rebuilt this site using Astro.
When I first set out to build this site, I wanted to learn modern web tooling that was different from the traditional server-based hosting I had used for the first half of my career, and not as heavy as the roll-your-own cloud-hosting DevOps that I had been part of at my last few jobs.
For my initial setup of this site, I wanted to try out using Tailwind CSS for the first time. I found it quick to learn and have fun working with!