I put together this website in an effort to have a central place to keep track of some of the projects I spend most of my time on, and to keep an updated resume on the web. I needed a quick-and-dirty way to update everything, and it needed to be reliable and secure. It needed to be crazy-simple to customize, and overall look professional. I really didn't want to use a pre-existing CMS like Drupal, and I didn't want to shoehorn Wordpress into something it shouldn't be. I also wanted to brush up on my PHP, as it's been far too long since I've needed to do a "real" project with it. Overall, it had to be simple to make, simple to maintain, and simple to update.
Thus, this website (in its present form) was born!
I'm using three-ish PHP files to pull Markdown formatted text files, and assemble some HTML. It's stupid-easy. Every now and then I'll run a script on my own to make sure tag links are up to date.
As for the site theme, I'm using pictures of Dione and Enceladus from the Cassini mission for background images, and tried to be as minimalistic as possible for everything else. It's partially inspired by another engineer's personal site I'd come across awhile ago, but I've since lost the link.
You can check out the github project if so inclined.
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