Improvised Life is a blog maintained by Sally Schneider. Sam introduced me to it recently (specifically, to her post on tailoring clothes quickly with extra buttons and magnets), and I was delighted to realize that she actually wrote my favorite cookbook as well, The Improvisational Cook.
Another personal site well worth checking out:
There’s a lot of great stuff going on here: a cocoon for fledgling writing that’s maybe not quite ready for prime time yet but well worth sharing, web-like behavior in that the site pulls in content from various sources (Twitter, Arena, his blog, etc.). It really gives you a well-rounded picture of his personality.
The use of color and transitions is great too, usually when I see a site with this much movement and color it can come across as wacky / zany. That’s fine and appropriate for some personalities, but it’s not the sort of thing that I would go for on my own site. So it’s cool to see someone accomplish a friendly, colorful, and playful design without it feeling too over the top.
I like the tone of his writing too, particularly the “mentors, collaborators, & co-conspirators” bit on his Credits page. I’ve wanted to add something like this for a while but haven’t been sure how to present it.
It’s interesting, coming across sites like this makes me go back and forth about where I’m going currently with my own. On the one hand I’m really enjoying making a site that others can use, it’s been great to see how people use it. On the other hand, I can only go so far with making the theme really “me”. There may be other ways to address this though… worth considering!
I love Helena García Hermida’s diary. Wild, spacious, ambiguous, playful, colourful, multilingual. Her site runs on Cargo, curious about which template she uses… Subscribe to her RSS feed.
This tutorial will teach you how to set up a personal website using Portfolio Starter, a starter kit for portfolio-driven websites made by Sam Baldwin and me. Check out the demo site to get a feel for how it looks, and visit the GitHub repo for more on how it works.
The tutorial is geared towards people that have little-to-no coding experience and are unfamiliar with things like GitHub, Eleventy, and Netlify. By the end of the tutorial you should understand terms like “repository” and “static site”; you’ll be able to edit your projects, pages, and posts; and your website will be hosted for free. Though basic experience with code such as HTML or CSS may be useful, it isn’t necessary for this tutorial since we’ll be using the hosting user interfaces to set this all up.
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SB just introduced me to Alice Bartlett’s blog. Don’t know how I missed it before, it’s excellent. Weaknotes 1 is a great intro to all of her more recent notes. Thank goodness for ppl like her sharing things like this.
I’ve moved my blog from Tumblr to WordPress, wanted to have more control over how my images display, how I group/categorise things, etc.
Jane Howarth’s beautiful bird guts and a rant about lousy artist statements
Very enjoyable blog, and a particularly enjoyable post by the writer.
One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age Photo Op
This tumblr accompanies One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age, the Geocities research blog by Olia Lialina…