I’m bringing you a new article and a new design for News47ell, featuring a right sidebar and a black 1px border around pretty much everything. I’m also launching Weekly47ell newsletter, my first ever newsletter, which will be once a week (duh) Thursday at 21:00 and will contain the latest articles published here.
I‘ve been working on re-designing/optimizing this website for a while now, almost two months. During this time, I learned a lot about HTML, CSS, SVG, Adobe AI, Fonts, Chrome’s DevTools and many many other things that allowed me bring this new look to the site and improve its performance.
I challenged myself to achieve the highest score possible, which at one point meant deleting a big chunk of the CSS codes that I wrote because honestly, things went out of control at one point.
I also went as far as inserting the site logo manually just so I can get rid of the ‘Serve scaled images’ in GTMetrix, all thanks to Tom Usborne, the developer behind the GeneratePress framework which is what the site is running on at the moment.
Let’s take a deeper look at what’s new in /news47ell
After a month break from writing, here I am again, ready to write and publish more great content.
In my break I decided to do something big for the site, something new, something I’ve never done before and see If I was able to do it or not. If you are reading this, it means that I succeeded.
You might be asking yourself: What the hell is he talking about? I don’t see anything new!
Well that’s good, because I wanted everything to be the same, while at the same time I wanted to change something very important.
At New Year’s Eve I started the hunt for a new host for my site. After month of research, hard work, long nights, no sleeps, lots and lots of coffee, cigarets and metal music, I’m proud to say that News For Hell is Now hosted by DigitalOcean.
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