Site Rebuild, Here We Go!

Posted on November 22, 2023
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There are still a few bits to work out, but why wait any longer? The latest version of my site is here and it has been rebuilt from the ground up. I'm feeling pretty good about it and invite you all to celebrate the magic with me! ✨


While playing Super Mario Wonder, I found myself intrigued by the title screen transitions before each level. The skewed text atop its grid background pattern looked sleek yet playful. I began tinkering with some ideas and eventually came up with the blog post heading style seen above. At that point, I decided it was time to go for a full site rebuild.

Some more details

I plan to dive into some site features in future blog posts, but here's a quick list of all the exciting parts. Feel free to dig around the site repo as well.

It's very early in the morning as I write this. I know I'm forgetting so many of the finer details but I couldn't wait to launch. There is still much for me to clean up and tinker on, but the time feels right to go public. Toot at me on Mastodon and tell me what you think!

..."Toot at me" may not be the best way to word that.

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11 replies
  • Christopher Kirk-Nielsen
    @hexagoncircle Well shiiiiiiiiiiiet this is sleek, great work! Small detail I enjoy: the offset when you open the theme colour picker.Early happy birthday!
  • Robb Knight
    @hexagoncircle I love the jaunty headers, site look great!
  • Michelle Barker
    @hexagoncircle Lovely! ????
  • Matthias Ott
    @hexagoncircle Beautiful! Great colors and typography! Snappy interactions! ????????????????
  • Dom Jay
    @hexagoncircle this is very cool, stunning work! Absolutely love the homepage skewed slider!
  • Miriam (still)
    @hexagoncircle Really just lovely. I'm excited to dig in more and steal your ideas. ????
  • Mayank
    @hexagoncircle love the theme-machine!
  • Ryan Mulligan
    @mia Thank you, Miriam! I just updated the article to include a link to the repo for easy access. Let the idea looting begin! ????
  • Ryan Mulligan
    @matthiasott Love hearing all this, thank you!
  • Mike Aparicio
    @hexagoncircle love the theme picker! Nice work, Ryan!
  • Gaston Rampersad
    @hexagoncircle @lene absolutely gorgeous work here.