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It's Alive! Go live with the new site design

Well, I’ve finally finished the site update, and just in time as well as I have another article to write before the end of the year. Let’s take a look at the final site updates and see the result. List Pages While there was not much left to do, there are two content specific page types that I needed to make up to finish off the site. The first was the list pages for the blog and the articles.

Pure CSS Style and Some Tricks

I wanted to give my site a bit more of a personal feel to it with the redesign. I am also trying to stick to my thoughts around using only HTML and CSS. To serve both of these needs I have created my site as more of a desk top / drawing pad style feel. Front Page I spent a bit of time browsing Code Pen and CSS Tricks to implement the following front page.

Pure CSS Navbar, Flex and Grids

This week I started on the cleaning up of my site. One of the main reasons I am doing this, apart from refreshing the site a bit, is to learn and optimize the HTML and CSS. My current site uses Bootstrap under the covers, which has been fine and will probably be fine if I wanted continue down this path. However I like the idea of crafting something just for my needs and learning new things.

Organising Content in Hugo

It’s been a fairly long time since I have played around with Hugo, mainly because it just works and I don’t generally need to touch it. And, with the way static site generators work, I have no real need to update it unless I want to leverage new functionality. This site used to run on version 0.27 and Hugo is now up to 0.59, quite a big jump. There is a raft of functionality that has been added so I might as well take advantage of it.

Breaking good habits is easy to do

It’s quite easy to break good habits. By that I mean all the good stuff you are supposed to do, like work hard and look after you health, eat right etc. It’s REALLY easy not to do that stuff, because it is hard. It is hard to get up, day in and day out, and work, or exercise, or eat healthy because there are so many different things you can do that are lot’s more fun.

Revisiting My Social Efforts for 2019

So I have been on this journey of being more social for almost year and a half now, trying to be more forthcoming with what I have learned and achieved over my years in IT. I am also a big fan of data and statistics, they are great ways to try and measure growth for me rather than comparing against someone or something. So while I have a little bit of time, and as I am nearing 12 months since the last review, lets have another look at what my growth has been.

Reflection on my time in Government

Image by Michael Glass on Unsplash So, a couple of weeks ago I finished working for the Queensland Government. Most of my ten years within Government was spent working within the Department that provides Child Safety, Youth Justice and Community services, though I did do a stint in Health as well. Ten years is a long time so I thought I would take the time to reflect on my time within Government and some of the amazing people I met and things I did.

Building a Podcast

Image by Pexels on Pixabay on Unsplash I have been taking a number of digital media units as part of my University work because, as an IT person, public speaking and being more open is an area I am always trying to work on. This trimester I took a Social Media unit, looking at how social media, online communities and your online identity play a part in different fields.

Building an Online Identity

Image by Alex Iby edited by Glenn Prince on Unsplash This blog is pretty new and, as my first ever post hints at, I’m starting to be more public with the work I do. University has been the catalyst for that change however it relates to a subject I have been reading and investigating for quite a while, personal branding. Personal branding is the image and representation of yourself, particularly in the online world (Michael Page, 2017).

Revisiting My Social Efforts for 2018

Roughly five months ago I began this journey of being more social, and being more forthcoming with what I have learned and achieved over my years in IT. I am also a big fan of data and statistics. So as we near the end of this year, lets have a look to see if things have improved and where to from here. Image by felipe lopez on Unsplash What I started with We are starting this review with my very first post on this site in July 2018.

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