I’ve decided to take a firmer step towards catching myself up on current web design methods by working a bit on my website daily. To help keep track, I’ve made this log and am considering a daily commit to the project in GitHub with a description of my progress. A commitment to commits, if you will. From work on a draft of a post to tiny adjustments to the CSS, I will count any and all of it as long as something is being done daily. I automatically dread anything that feels like I’ve given myself homework, but I’m excited about my website and very excited to learn.
|2021-07-30||Made first commit to GitHub repository, then connected the repository to Netlify and rerouted my domain name to my new website location. I also updated my Now and About pages and my 2021 Reading Log.|
|2021-08-01||Added “About this Website” section to the About page. Started a post about links in Jekyll.|
|2021-08-02||Fixed an issue where a non-functioning link prevented Linking to Pages in Jekyll post from being generated. Added Tumblr username to “config.yml”.|
|2021-08-03||Changed website url in “config.yml” from “http://laurelkeck.com” to “https://laurelkeck.com” in order to correct an issue where my Atom feed is not secure. Also added my LinkedIn username to “config.yml”. Updated About page to include a mention about the Jekyll tag on my Tumblr blog.|
|2021-08-04||Made a CSV with website log data.|
|2021-08-06||Played with HTML and markdown formatting within the website log CSV|
|2021-08-08||Wrote a blog post explaining what I’d learned about Markdown tables vs CSVs in regards to how Jekyll renders them.|