This is it; my first post after the launch of my redesigned blog.
This is kind of special for me. I've been wanting to redesign my blog for a while now, using more advanced front-end techniques and “cool” tools.
I also have been following John Sonmez's email course on how to start your own blog. Sure, I already had one. But I needed some motivation and guidance to keep it going and take it to the next level. John gave me both.
So, I graduated from John's blogging course!
I'm really happy I took it, as well as taking the time to blog on a regular basis. Thanks John!
Getting back on track
If you have no blog yet, or, like me, have one and struggle with it, I urge you to subscribe to John's email course. It's free, it's simple, and packed with superb advice. I'm going to put all of it into practice for a few months and see how it goes. I'm super motivated, and have a long list of topics (about Drupal) just waiting to get some attention.
Redesigned and super-fast
My previous design was already pretty light-weight and fast. I love simplicity and speed, so these two elements are always top priority whenever I build things.
But it wasn't enough. I wondered if I could get my average page weight under 100kb, and use techniques like AJAX and Pushstate to speed up page loads even more
Of course, all of this is open source and available on Github. Go check it out; I'd love your feedback.
What to expect next
I'm committing myself to writing more frequently and share my knowledge of Drupal development and project management. I'll focus a lot on front-end Drupal development, as that's where the heart is.
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