My static site is generated by Jekyll. I am hosted by Neocities. I push my code from my computer to Neocities with Bret Comnes’ deploy-to-neocities workflow, and I followed this guide to set that up. For the non-technical, Jekyll-curious, I wrote out every single step I took to set up Jekyll for this site as a complete beginner, including creating a Github account.
My blog posts on web dev include all the sources I found and used while working on technical aspects of this site and creating my ideal developer environment. I felt like it was most useful to attribute those in context, so please refer to individual posts for those sources.
I wanted to start a log of the past iterations of the site, so I can look back on all the
terrible code I've written good memories I’ve made!
🚀 Version 2: Lost in Space! | March 2023 - current
With this layout, I simplified the elements of my first layout using the body styling from Pale’s gorgeous Glassy layout. I’ve been totally on a space kick, playing Starforged, reading Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey, and watching The Expanse, which is based on that book. I think that probably explains why I went with the space background. It’s hard to find something dark, but not too boring.
Highlights & Credits:
- Added this page, TTRPG section (Mar ‘23), Health section (May ‘23)
- High-contrast text colors for better accessibility
- Mariela Monsalv - creator of my body font (Asul)
- Directory of open source fonts by womxn - how I found Asul
- envelope css
- sakura stamp
- GifCities - Guestbook gif
🎀 Version 1: Lace Letters | Oct 2022 - March 2023
This layout was adapted from a template by Fool Lovers. They provided the lace header, lacy content container graphics and code, url hover sparkles, favicon, and bouncing sakura divider. I will always be extremely fond of this layout since it was the first one I tweaked to my liking to launch Lost Letters on Neocities. A lot of folks enjoyed the gorgeous pixel art based on the guestbook entries from that time.
Highlights & Credits:
- Designed my beloved dropdown menu bar
- Major content sections: q*bee shrine, confessions, stationery
- Hewett Tsoi - creator of my pixel header font (Alagard)
- Pokyaron - 88x31 button base
- Fool Lovers - sakura divider
- pixel-soup & lost-sozai - in-line emoticons
- Flyff - cursor