So as a quick update for the site, I fixed a lot of the icons to use newer svg versions, and updated some other behind the scenes things. The biggest change was the project page. Instead of trying to manually populate it by hand I’m having it generate the data from a preset set of repositories using the GitHub API. This makes it easier for me to manage and to keep things up to date… for now. At some point I intend to rework the entire site to be better built from the ground up and possibly building a small CMS or even just using a database to make these things easier. These news posts are done through wordpress’ PHP API. While this works and all, wordpress is quite the bloated piece of software and I’m not sure I want to use it as a CMS for the entire site. Perhaps that will be the next step after the GitHub API but before the rebuild. I guess only time will tell.
The site will be undergoing some maintenance soon as I have finally decided to update it and make it more useful with more information. There will also be an online version of my resume with more information. The projects section will see a complete overhaul with more projects added in. The writing and music sections should see the same. Ideally I will no longer be using WordPress for those, but time will tell as I will only be doing one module at a time. Changes should start within the next month.
Quick update, I was able to grab any post in the “Site News” category and have it automatically posted on the front page of ZackRauen.com. Awesome right? Yeah I agree. Anyways, the site should keep progressing along smoothly! Also the blog itself did not have a link back to the main site, so that should be fixed soon as well. Lastly for those that are observant
The site should be going through some major changes here soon. Hopefully within the next couple of months. The IA on the main page has been updated and all I need to do now is to implement everything that I had planned.