A New Website

Hello, Internet!

Anyone who is used to the usual layout of this site might be surprised to find it has completely changed! Well, it's changed in appearance, at least. In terms of where you find things, general layout has remained pretty much the same.

A few months ago, I took it upon myself to update my old website from PHP to React. I created a big, complex, two-site system with a front-end in React and a back-end in Node. I made APIs to get my blog posts, did all that stuff. Then I realized, it's still expensive to run. In fact, it's more expensive now, because I'm running on a new server and my database is on my old server, and I really didn't feel like migrating it.

So I re-rebuilt my website. Now it's built in Next.js, it's all static pages other than lazy-loading on scroll. It's way lighter, it runs in a custom container with a fraction of the resources my React site needed. We also have the advantage of post stubs, so you can link directly to a specific post.

~~If you're ever unable to find something you're looking for, I've kept the old website up on https://old.emily-maxwell.com for now. This will remain until I have confirmed 100% parity, and then I will be tearing down the machine that hosts it and saving the money.~~

In other news, it's spring! I'll be getting out there and exploring a bit before the rainy season comes... I guess that's when I'll start a new project. Who knows?