In the spirit of good riddance to 2020, I am welcoming to the world– my new website!
I have wished-and-washed over multiple platforms to consolidate and professionally organize my online presence. I started with foolproof website builders like Weebly, but while it was easy to build unquestionably beautiful Weebly websites, I was dissatisfied with the the lack of customizability, and sometimes felt like I was inundated with busy and distracting templates. This got me interested in learning how build simple and clean websites that are responsive and device-independent using code.
While this website isn’t necessarily “built from scratch” (I used a starting template, Anatole, by lxndrblz), I learned a tremendous amount about HTML, CSS, Markdown, R and new languages such as YAML through the use of Hugo. So, for my first post, I would like to thank Hugo’s developer, and my incredible friend, Caitlin, for encouraging me to migrate from Weebly to a comprehensive, modular, and easy-to-use multi-platform based website builder like Hugo. Luckily, I was also able to host my website on Github. Who knew it would be so fun to learn to build websites through programming!