Hello World! (again)
Just not so long ago, this blog was in a pretty crappy condition: the articles were empty (I was too lazy to write anything), the design was messy, and the homepage was just a placeholder. I always wanted to make a proper online blog/portfolio since many sources (e.g. here, here, and here) suggests countless of reasons why a blog might be a good thing generally, but I was too lazy to finish it.
The old code was a mess – it is impossible to modify it, so I did the following with my old site:
The purpose of this post is mainly to remind myself of how I made it and from where I copied the parts of the code (more on that in the next section), so that I can troubleshoot or upgrade the design or make modifications in the future.
How did I overcome my laziness and fixed this blog?
Well, long story short, this person is the reason:
Yes, even the
404.html page was a plain HTML placeholder before! The design is even worse than no design at all!
And this one on the other day was the tipping point…
So, giving her my Github link was a really really bad idea… Glad I didn’t give her the link to my other Github account with crappier projects!
Where I stole the code?
Do you really expected me, a Machine Learning engineer and a Mathematician, to know designing and
- From here I stole the design of list of articles.
- From here I stole the navigation bar (and added cool elements of my own).
- I got the inspiration (the code) for post design from here.
- The sleek portfolio design and buttons I got from here.
- From here I stole the timeline! (that guy from MILA is really cool)