New landing page and tech credits
The landing page is an experiment in the use of css grid layout, with disqus comments added. Please leave a comment. The result is minimal css that I can more or less understand.
I began with a WordPress site and domain and hosting at domainz.co.nz. This was a couple of years ago. It was expensive and my WordPress got hacked. I let the site go and revisited it as a winter project this year.
I began by following this advice from medium.com to set up on Google app engine and cloudflare. Worked beautifully. I then needed some content and a method of structuring it. I decided to use a site with content written in markdown and a static site generator. Initially I went for mdwiki
This is incredibly easy to use and I am continuing with it on a private site hosted on netlify. The downside with mdwiki is because it makes its HTML on the client computer there is nothing for a search engine to search. This is actually an upside for a private site. Because of the lack of search I then went to mkdocs as a more full blown static site generator. This was after experimenting with Hugo which I found unsatisfactory for a docs style website.
Mk docs is excellent, but I decided to try others, because of the lack of blog support. I experimented a bit with gatsby.js, but this was to complex for my needs and level of webdev skill. I settled on docusaurus from the facebook developer team, which is also react based, and this is what is in use now.