by Bossy Lee
This week, I rebuild the site you are on right now: bosslee.co.
This site was hosted on WordPress and I was paying S$60 annually for the site. It was all fun and good with the ability to change themes and having a full pledge CMS.
As I get older. I start to appreciate simplicity.
At its heart, web design should be about words. Words don't come after the design is done. Words are the beginning, the core, the focus. via This is a web page.
Since I write in plain text so there is no need for a complex CMS. Furthermore keeping the site plain allows you (the reader) to focus my the words. If my writings bring value, you will stay.
I decided to turn my site in to a static website. This site is generated with the 11ty static site generator.
- The site loads faster
- I get to save S$60 each year as I host the current site with Netlify which is free for 100GB in bandwidth per month
- I get to practice Vim. Vim is a text editor on terminal but you can have it on VS Code. The magic with Vim is about efficiency. Using Vim forces you to only use your keyboard and that means no more mouse.
Initially I was thinking of moving all my writings over. This can be easily done by using this WordPress Export library.
But I decided to start over.
Taking the opportunity to do a digital reboot and archived all my writings.
This site is still very much a work in progress. I’m re-evaluating how I exist online. I don’t know where this is all going, but I thought I may as well have this conversation out loud.
99% of websites currently on the web use no more than 5 GB of bandwidth a month. ↩︎
VSCode Vim ↩︎