This web site including the server-side blog engine has been fully designed and developed by me from scratch. This is the
second third verion of the blog, that features new layout and new front-end engine. Web site and blog engine is based on ASP.NET MVC and MS SQL Server 2008 where back-end has been written in C# (C-sharp). Front-end of this blog is based on xHTML HTML5 and CSS3; jQuery as client-side scripting is commonly in use.
First version of this blog was fully developed using ASP.NET WebForms (front-end and admin panel). I've decided to re-write front-end from scratch using MVC framework due to following reasons:
- full contol over the HTML output
- separations of conerns
- SEO-friendly URLs
- better performance
- another way for skills improvements
why from scratch?
Some people might tell that it would be much easier and faster to use WordPress or other blog platform. That's true, but my goal was and still is to improve my skills and make this web site valid with W3C standards. I don't say that it was easy to design and develop from scratch, but I have satisfaction that I did it myself, despite the fact that there are a lot of things to tide up.
Randomly loaded photos of Antarctica displayed in header, were downloaded from Antarctic Photo Library. Photos were taken by:
- Peter Rejcek
- Josh Landis
- Forest Banks: Air Drop 1 and Air Drop 2
- Yuki Takahashi
- Galen Dossin
- Keith Vanderlinde
This website doesn't use any tracking tools explicitly (i.e. Google Analytics). Previous version used to use it, but I decided to remove it as I don't have any benefits from it.
Twitter button (and its associated tracking tools) is provided by Twitter.