The First Post

This is my first website and hopefully will grow with my skills and experiences. First I would like to share some of my experiences of building the site.

I have used Sass (SCSS style) for the CSS, which significantly helps the authoring experience. I particularly like the ability to include files andĀ output a compressed file. I would highly recommend a pre-processor like Sass to anyone working with CSS.

Syntax Highlighting has been provided by Prism which a fantastic project created by lea Verou. It is ridiculously easy to install, and I can now mark-up any code like so:


<pre><code class="language-markup">Codeception</code></pre>

The back-end is built on WordPress. Although it’s not without fault, it is fast enough for my needs, is easy to extend, and is updated regularly to combat bugs and security flaws. I have written my own theme, which I personally think is the best way to build a WordPress site as it gives me full control over every part of the design.

The site is hosted with a VPS from DigitalOcean. This means that I have had to install the LAMP stack myself, but although a learning curve has been fun and a good experience. For the price, I have to say DigitalOcean has been a fantastic deal and I would recommend them to anyone.

I am sure there are a few creases to iron out, but for now I am happy with the design, and pleased with how it has turned out.