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· 2 min read

I just did a small update to the site. While working on BobaBoard volunteer docs someone asked if we could have the sidebars uncollapsed by default, and I discovered that we could, so I decided to do the same here in my Sections.

Earlier this week, I also noticed that the catppuccin style guide had changed some to define a specific link color, so I updated my color scheme to support the blue link color. I have to say, I do prefer it overall.

But most importantly, when I went to update this log, I realized that my first major update to the site after switching to Docusaurus was done almost a year ago. I've actually consistently been updating and maintaining a personal website for a whole year! It's amazing what using the right tools can do for you!

I've been thinking about the future of the site, and I'd like to keep the following goals in mind:

  • Getting out of Docusaurus.

    It's served me well, but I should really move to something where I have more control.

  • Adding more content.

    Instead of waiting forever to update some content, I need to focus more on getting stuff in here, even if it isn't perfect.

  • Nailing down a good CMS.

    Related to the above goal, if I want to start using my site more, I definitely need to make it quicker to get some content into. Trying out another CMS (or mastering Decap) might be the key.

  • Improving Accessibility.

    I really need to focus on upping my alt text game and making sure that my site remains accessible even as I move to other tools.

  • Adding More Integrations.

    I'd love to focus on giving people one place to visit to catch up with me, track me down, or see what I'm up to, rather than spreading everything across multiple accounts. I'm not sure how to go about this yet, but I've definitely been thinking about it!

And that's it, a brief look at what I've done today and what I plan on doing more of!

· 3 min read

I've actually done two major updates since the last update log. The first made some tweaks to Netlify CMS (now Decap CMS) and updated some CSS.

Decap CMS

  • Updated config to work with pages (I think).
  • Styled backend with CSS so that it's not so blinding to use.

CSS Updates (Round 1)

While I was working on a Stylus UserCSS for another site, I realized that my site was using a different text color than the Catpuccin style guide allowed for on the dark theme. I decided to remedy that and that sent me down a rabbit hole.

  • Updated text and header colors.
  • Added colors for strong and em tags
  • Added a plugin for images lightbox.

I also updated frontmatter on all pages (in an attempt to work better with the CMS), but I'm still running into some issues with the CMS set-up where page titles/labels aren't showing. I'm very tempted to throw out this CMS and try with a different one.

And then came the Make It Kawaii edition.

Between these two updates I added a tutorial to my Digital Garden, and when I came back to finish updates to it, my ADD went into overdrive. It's so rare that I manage to have inspiration to make something cute that I went with it.

CSS Updates (Round 2)

  • updated header colors to have a rainbow across levels
  • updated title to rainbow gradientstyled HRs with a cute heart image
  • [fix] top bar no longer renders different on docs section! (I was applying a CSS tweak incorrectly)
  • cleaned up styling on summary and details tags
  • [fix] corrected incorrect warning and error colors (I accidentally deleted these during the tutorial update)

Layout & Content Updates

  • updated top bar navigation
  • added badges and buttons
  • removed twitter link
  • added socials section
  • updated credits
  • [fix] corrected docs with incorrect header levels (apparently, I had several H1s that should have been H2s and couldn't tell until I change the colors).

The overall look is a much cuter and quirky site invoking old school sites but using new tech. Next up on my list:

  • Attempting to add an updates module to my landing page linking to this blog
  • FORMS - I want to add a form to my author's note page
  • About Me page
  • Webrings?
  • Continue Decap CMS experimentation (maybe)

· One min read

I've been wanting to update my themes for a bit and a few weeks ago while working on a project using the Dracula Dark Theme, I ran across Catpuccin which offers four different themes (one light and three dark). I liked the pastels so much, I had to use them for my website theme.

The old color schemes below are being retired.