I love my family, friends, and learning! After MIT, I started a company called Secure AI Labs. When I'm not doing CTO things, I'm baking, sporting, or learning mandolin.
I also have a Medium Account but that's not libre, so I'm going to resist the urge to post there and instead post here where I can control my content and live FREE
And so my next step was to call in the experts... firstname.lastname@example.org
Here was the breakdown for suggestions:
Since I already had the domain name, I stuck with NameCheap. However, in the future, I would consider Positive-Internet but their site is http and not https so I'm a little weirded out. If anybody know wtf they're not https, lmk!
I've tried Github pages before but it kind of sucks that you can only have one page per user. For now, I think that's what I'm going to use, but in the future I would probably opt for Webarchitects Co-operative because they're ethical, green, and a co-op (reminds me of the beloved warmth of MIT's vegan co-op Pika).
The most stressful decision decision was definitely the template. There are so many opinions about how to compare all of the platforms and the decision just explodes when you consider all the different templates each platform has. In the end I listened to my friend Joel Simon who had the simplest preference: just. use. html&css. I'm so surprised that no one on csail-related--not even W3--suggested that I just use html. I guess people thought it was too difficult? Turns out it was actually the easiest and fastest for me!
I literally started with their How To - Make a Website and played with the editor they give. When I made some decent changes, I'd just copypasta it to my sublime window next door, and make a commit so I had version control (I also just started a github repo). Later today, I'll just host it and see what happens. I think I should also get an SSL cert so that I get that sweet https redirect so I don't look sketchy. Might take a while. Weeeeee! glad that I did!
p.s. Joel's personal website is awesome both visually and content-wise