SiteSprint III - The Reclaimation

Published on Nov. 2, 2010, 12:22 p.m.

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My personal website is a disgrace. As a web developer, I find it embarrassing that my own site is a cobbled-together mess of PHP and static html. Only slightly less embarrassing is my blog, which is obviously hosted on Blogger. Even though Blogger has recently added a few new themes, I'm still unhappy with the look-and-feel of my blog. So, since SiteSprint III has officially started, I'm taking this opportunity to Reclaimâ„¢ my personal website.

Tech Specs - the easy part

I've thoroughly enjoyed using Django over the last couple of years, and as any self-respecting djangonaught would, I'm moving my site over to that platform. Here's the planned tech:

Design - the not so easy part

I'm not a graphic designer by any means, but I know I can do better than what I've got. I like Minimal designs, and I'd really like to focus on typography in my site. I've still got a lot of homework to do here. I also want make use of as much HTML5 as is feasible. In the next few days I'll be reading up on:

Wish me luck, and feel free to point out any tools I might find interesting.

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