Haló, is mise Ronnie, and I'm building a site. Here's a todo list.
Now is the time, I think, that I need to start creating feature branches. I've got gulp up and running, creating css from scss, and enabling me to use browserSync in my development environment, but ... I've also got gatsby setup. And then I stopped.
The site's being served from the static index.html file at the root, but I've kinda got a secondary gatsby instance running, from /public/index.html (there's very little there just now).
I feel like I'm doing something twice. I have gulp setup and running
:8000, when I run
gulp watch, but the
gatsby instance, at
:3000 when I run
gatsby develop. Something's got to give, I reckon.
tl;dr I used to build websites, this is my first real attempt in forever.
I know how to build websites. But when I used to do it regularly it was tables, then it was divs and floats. I was the king of the clearfix. For the last few years I've managed people more than I've build websites, so let's see how this goes.
This site will be a learn by doing site. I'll document what I'm doing, how I'm doing it, the resources I'm using, and the decisions I've made.
First off, here's where we are:
- I have a hosting account at Siteground, but I've decided against a CMS, and will likely try out something like a static site, using Gatsby. That being the case, I don't need a real hosting account, so here we are, using Github Pages.
- The address right now is rnnbrwn.github.io, but I own ronniebrown.scot, so I'll hook that up.
- Right now, I have index.html, style.css, basefonts.css - containing CSS created at type-scale.com, and an SVG I created using AdobeCapture.
- I like the look of the colours at colourlovers.com/Vintage, and the values are commented out in my style.css, but I'm not using many of them right now.
So, let's do this. Suggestions? Comments? Email me. Let's see how this goes.