April 02, 2019
About This Project
My original site was created with
React and bootstrapped by
Create React App. It was deployed on
surge.sh in late June 2018. It did the trick, but there were large performance issues, mostly because there was no need for the site to be a full-on single page application.
In March 2019, I decided it was time to give my site a redesign. Instead of using Create React App, I opted to use
Gatsby, an open source framework based on React and optimized for static sites. This was extremely apparent after the rework, as the site’s loading time decreased by 50% compared to the original! The current website is deployed on
Netlify as it provides more adminstrative options compared to surge.sh.