This is my website archived, frozen in time on December 19, 2016.
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Preserving iterative website design

An approach to archiving versions of web projects using Jekyll and Git.

Completed (worked on from 2016-04 to present)

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Consider Jekyll

A brief introduction to Jekyll and why I use it for my web projects.

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Designing this site: future-friendliness and robustness

A discussion about designing for the long term, covering HTML, independent publishing, and web hosting.

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Jekyll’s cost

Just how cheap is it to host a static Jekyll site? Costs start at $0.

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How to enhance a GitHub readme with SVG

Enhancing Markdown files for open source projects.

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Institutional memory

Organizational knowledge can be fragile. This is a story about creating an archive at a non-profit.

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Reading-driven design

On methods and reasons for designing with real content rather than lorem ipsum.

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Reaction: Works That Work

Notes on an independent publication about design and creativity.

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Designing this site: an archive

On my approach to self-archiving.

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Designing this site: an accounting of dependencies

What runs this site? What is most essential and what could affect its long-term survivability?

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