Switch to Open Source / Blog Model
Due to different priorities in life than before, I’ve switch from an online store to a blog that will open source most my work to date, making this more of a tutorial site, acting as a resume of my work. I feel it’s better to get away from a capitalist mentality -away from assembly and distribution- and focus more on what I love most, which is technical writing surrounding research & development.
I may still sell items occasionally but they will be through direct communication (perhaps Tindie) for those genuinely interested. However I encourage people to try manufacturing and implementing my designs on their own, as it is the best way to learn and understand how things really work!
That said, I’ve done quite a bit of research into web designs and am glad to have settled on static website generation with Hugo. This will allow me to write content very fast and easily. Squarespace was an excellent consumer based platform, but signing into a CMS and waiting for content to load is just too slow and discouraging. Joomla and Wordpress have their place, but are more for multi-user environments - and I’m just one guy.
I’ve chosen the template ‘cupper’ as it is very fast and easy to read for all. It also has some very cool markdown for creating good content that reads more like a textbook. Let me know what you think!
Goals of New Design
- Easily accessible, well strucutred posts. i.e. table of contents.
- More content, as Hugo is text file based and does not require a bloaty CMS
- Open dialog, more team participation in the community of Electronics
- Historical preservation and documentation of rather obscure knowledge :)
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