The New Website is Live

It's Alive!
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After quite a bit of time redoing my site, the new version is now ready for prime time. The new version is powered by Hugo, which is a static site genreator written in Go. It was previously powered by Ghost which is a little different, so if you see any dead links or anything like that let me know.

Changing to Hugo allowed me to make quite a few changes that aren’t purely cosmetic. For instance, you will now see related articles automatically linked at the bottom of every article. Articles that are part of a series will also have links to relevant pages to make it easier to read and navigate.

In the transition I also attempted to make the articles easier to read, adding in things like asides (the blue boxes touching on related topics, but aren’t required reading to understand the article), and code blocks can be numbered when it is useful for explaining individual sections of the code. There are likely other changes I am forgetting to mention, but go ahead and explore and see what you think.

If you have any questions or feedback don’t hesitate to reach out. The goal here was to make the website more accessible, so if this made it worse in any way I’d like to know about it.

Happy coding everyone!

P.S. - I plan to write about the transiton process and the tools I used, but for now I am just ready to get back to recording Gophercises and redoing some videos from Web Development with Go exercises so that will have to wait.

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Jon Calhoun is a full stack web developer who also teaches about Go, web development, algorithms, and anything programming related. He also consults for other companies who have development needs. (If you need some development work done, get in touch!)

Jon is a co-founder of EasyPost, a shipping API that many fortune 500 companies use to power their shipping infrastructure, and prior to founding EasyPost he worked at google as a software engineer.

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