Built in GatsbyJS, this portfolio is probably one of the fastest versions of my portfolio to date. Let me explain how it works. Hopefully you will learn a thing or two along the way.
Coming up with an idea of what your portfolio is going to look like and what is going to drive it, that’s the easier part. The execution of the same? Well, that’s a whole different story.
I’m happy to announce that my portfolio is finally launched! As said, it’s been a long time coming, but now it’s finally here. One of the major difficulties that I experienced was finding the time, inspiration and energy in my spare time to also work on this site. Doing client work during office hours is mentally wearying as it is.
There have been different technical decisions to be made down the stretch, but I’m pleased with how it all played out in the end. One of these decisions was how this site should be hosted.
The major downside with hosting a WordPress site by itself on either shared hosting or a VPS is that it can become bulky and bloated quickly (the latter being the better option). This speeds the site down, as you can imagine. So I started to look around for different options, and at last, I found GatsbyJS.
I didn’t want to let go of WordPress totally, though. Which is why I’m still using it as the backend. The result is then boiled down to static files, which is then deployed to Netlify. The result of which you are now reading.
As a summary, this is the technical specifications behind the sites:
- Frontend: GatsbyJS
- Backend: Self-hosted WordPress
- Hosting: Netlify
There’s a whole lot more to be done here. But I think this is a good enough start. So be sure to check in from time to time to see the changes. I’ll make sure to write about them as they come.