Sunjay Varma Let's build something amazing.

Starting From Scratch

10 May 2016

If you’re looking for my old website or any of its content, you can still view it on the Internet Archive.

I recently decided to move my blog from a self-hosted WordPress site to a GitHub Pages website open-sourced and hosted for free. There were a variety of reasons for this.

  1. Git + Flexibility - I am a programmer and I love my text editor. WordPress has gotten pretty nice over the last several years, but I don’t like being confined to its interface.

  2. Project sites - most of my various projects are hosted on GitHub and on GitHub pages using some sunjay.github.io/<project name> URL. I wanted there to be a root website when you visit sunjay.github.io.

  3. Easier publishing workflow - this goes back to having complete flexibility. My website is very simple, but sometimes I wish I could do more complicated things in the frontend. With a GitHub pages blog I can work in plain HTML, CSS and JavaScript. That makes it really easy to customize everything and make it my own. I am a well qualified web developer.

You can still do everything you could do previously on my old website. I have a Contact form if you need to contact me about something.

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