Posted 4 years ago in Site update
I just updated fourtonfish.com to version 4.0!
My website went through quite a few changes over the years. I bought the fourtonfish.com domain at the end of May 2011. Originally, it pointed to my Tumblr blog, where I hosted some of my sketches/illustrations.
Did you know? You can perform the Konami code to browse older versions of this site! (Just one of a few easter eggs!)
With my Bluehost hosting close to expiring, and my knowledge of web development technologies growing, I started looking for hosting solutions that would let me try things that required more freedom, like running a Python app or a node.js server. DigitalOcean was a perfect solution.
I switched to using Python and Flask to power my website (note that version 3 still used Python+Flask, it was mostly just a design update).
I was still running my blog separately as the original Tumblr site.
With Pico, it is much easier to write blog posts that contain programming code, and naturally, I have also more control over my content, if I host it on my own server, which I’ve already been doing with all my side projects.
I am still in the middle of the transition (I have to look into things like POSSE, plus I am missing some of the features from the previous version of my site, and perhaps tweak the design a bit) but with all my blog posts migrated away from Tumblr, I officially joined team #indieweb, something I’ve been meaning to do for a while!