Welcome to my refreshed site. My goal was to have a personal website that is better suited for writing blog posts to highlight my work. I slightly updated the visual design too.
Choosing a technology
I had a shortlist of requirements for building the new site:
- super fast performance
- easy to learn, build, and maintain
- have blog features
- cheap (or free) hosting
Jekyll was what I ended up going with. It checked all the boxes and has been around a while. It was an easy decision. I tried a few other newer tools such as Gatsby, a “blazing fast static site generator for React”, but it wasn’t noticeably better than Jekyll.
Jekyll is very popular and you just cant beat free hosting through GitHub Pages.