Migrating from WordPress to Wintersmith

Static websites load blazing fast and are fun to make. Having your website calculated for each request is getting out of style and is becoming less necessary.

I went through the process of turning the WordPress version of this blog into a statically served website. This article explains the process behind it and what I did to achieve the current static website.

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Hire Me

After a long time of hard consideration I decided to leave my current job. It’s an awesome place to work at and the management couldn’t be better, but I feel like I am moving in a different direction.

That said: I am looking for a new job.

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Moving Gaya Design to Gaya Ninja Blog

Since 2008 I’ve been blogging with the name “Gaya Design”. Which is pretty weird since I am not even blogging about design and am not professionally a designer. It was time to make a move to a different domain and operate with a new name.

I am very proud to introduce to you: Gaya Ninja Blog.

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Make Developing Front-end Projects in WordPress Work

Working as a front-end developer should be a job where you worry about the stuff you’re good at: creating HTML, CSS and JavaScript. In a perfect setting you don’t have to worry about the CMS or framework the website / app is going to use.
When the team chooses to use WordPress, you might be in for a struggle though. Separation between front and back-end development in WordPress is quite vague and is smeared all over the place.

This article is aimed to convince you why WordPress is bad to front-end developers, what has to be done about it, and finally how a better way of developing can be achieved.

Make Developing Front-end Projects in WordPress Work

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Simple Node.js web server on DigitalOcean

With DigitalOcean you can deploy your very own cloud based server in a very short time. This makes is perfect for hosting web apps. You can use Node.js to run as a web server and serve files and responses to the client. Setting up a Node.js powered web server is relatively easy when using DigitalOcean.

In this article I’ll guide you from setting up a DigitalOcean droplet to running a simple HTTP static file server in Node.js.

Simple Node.js web server on DigitalOcean

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