My Site

What better way to start out talking about projects than a deeply personal project? And I don’t mean “deeply personal” in the same way that celebrities do; this is my own personal site.

The site is built using Trellis, BedrockSage, and Bootstrap, and hosted on a Digital Ocean droplet. (In the interest of full disclosure, I do not receive any kickbacks from those links, so nothing in my life changes if you do or do not click on those links.) I knew Bootstrap, but the entire Roots stack was, um, a “fun and unique experience for me.” (Never let it be said that I don’t understand PR-speak.)

Trying to navigate the Roots discussion forum is a little bit like having your teeth pulled by a blind dentist, but their documentation is pretty solid. It was pretty easy to get everything set up, except for the frustrating moments when things do inevitably go wrong and I was forced into the blind dentist’s chair once again.

With the technical stuff out of the way, it was time to actually dig into my favorite part, the designing and developing. The peach and blue color scheme came from a theme that I was designing for the official theme repository, but never got completed. Unfortunately, I didn’t think to take any useful screenshots during the entire designing and developing process, so instead, here’s some cute pictures of cats.

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