Welcome to the redesigned alexw.nyc. One of my goals for the new year is to write more, about technology, life, books I am reading, and so on. If you want to keep up with my writing, you can follow the Atom Feed or get email notifications. This website is a combination blog (hosted on the homepage) and digital garden (hosted at garden.html)
Building a website can be an endless hole of obsessing over design and redesign. I think one problem with my previous site is I was overly ambitious, building a static site generator, having a strong hierarchical organization. Based on recommendations from Devine, I scrapped the build script and am just writing raw HTML. The headers and footers are copy/pasted on each page, which encourages me to keep everything relatively light. This allows for maximal flexibility, where I can mix "scrap" pages with formatted headers/footers, and also encourages me to focus on content (which is simply HTML) instead of the "best" way to build and organize that content into a webpage.
I hope you join me on my 2024 writing journey! If you're interested in building a personal website/digital garden/blog, I am happy to provide suggestions and ideas.