the little wild kingdom Apr 17, 2021 7:33:09 GMT -5
Post by flowerbug on Apr 17, 2021 7:33:09 GMT -5
i've had two versions before the most recent setup.
the first was hand coded and not much there but some pictures and a little bit of text. (later 2002-2005)
i didn't do much with it then for a while until around 2011 added more and then sometime around 2014 i found a static website generator called bins which i started testing to see if i could use it for the next version but i didn't like how it turned out so i never fully adapted it.
a few more years later (early 2017) i then started using a program to generate a static website called hugo and the theme academic (which has changed now to something else but i've not gone further with that recently). to create most of the content of the conversion and adding pages it took me a few months, but it wasn't a full time thing so i'd guess that initial conversion and added pages took me about 40hrs. a lot of the time spent during the middle of this was going back and tagging about 10,000 pictures i have in my collection so i could have a chance of finding them quicker. haha, what fun that was as i ended up not liking the first program/method i was using so i switched to something else instead and did most of it all over again.
since then i have gone back through and worked on some pages/projects again and added others as i've found things that interest me that seem like things that others would like to see. i need to go back and redo some projects more now because they are the oldest ones that i did at first and i think they and a few others could use some rewriting. then i can also find more pictures from the many that i've taken over the years that would be fun to post along with some pictures that we took way back when we were first building the place and putting the gardens in that i would have to take pictures of the pictures to get them put up. so that's the last thing on my list of things to do.
now that gardening season is here i don't expect to be doing any major work with the computer or website unless we get a lot of rainy weather days in a row.
you can sometimes find previous versions on the wayback machine:
at the bottom of this page there are posts about how i did things in various pieces:
right now it takes me more time to edit pictures and to get the website uploaded than it takes to write and generate the website (which only take a few seconds). i can proofread and look at it locally on my machine before uploading it to hopefully catch any mistakes before i put it online for others to see, but once in a while i miss a typo or something.