Jordan Hook

Software Developer

Posted: 28/04/2019
information  improvements  changes  future planning  

If you have ever visited my website you may have noticed at this point that there is a completely new look and feel. I've recently allotted some time in order to improve and redesign my personal website to make it more user friendly. I felt the old design was dated and ready for some improvements. With these improvements you will notice a variety of new functionality across my website such as:

  • Projects
    • Featured project - A project I am currently working on or looking to share with you
    • Search system - ability to search all projects on my website based on keywords and categories

  • Blog System
    • Brand new blog system I plan on using to share tutorials and other information that do not directly relate to a project
    • Search system - ability to search all blog posts based on keywords, tags and categories

In addition to the improvements that have been made to the website, I have also removed the following information:

  • Personal information such as phone number, email address and other contact information
  • Course history (list of all of the school courses. I have taken)
  • Employment history (list of all my previous employments)
  • Skill list
  • Employment status

I have chosen to remove this information for a variety of reasons. Firstly, with my personal information being available on the website I found a lot of spam messages and calls were being sent to various communication streams. Secondly, with security in mind and protecting my own personal information I feel that some of the information need not be made publicly available for everyone. If you are interested in any of that information please feel free to contact me and we can further discuss it. Lastly, I wanted a fresh start and a new platform in which I could share knowledge and projects on. The old website lacked a variety of functionality to manage content from and this new website has been developed around this functionality providing me with more freedom and the ability to modify content on the fly. 

Moving forward you may see various improvements and changes made to the site while I adjust to the new content system. If you have any suggestions please feel free to contact me and I will take them into consideration. In the mean time here is a list of functionality and or changes that are currently on my todo list: 

  • Blog System
    • Comments
    • Pagination
  • Project System
    • Pagination
  • GitHub
    • Integrate with GitHub API and show recent activity

I look forward to any feedback you provide and I hope you are able to learn a thing or two whilst browsing my new content system!

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