Updating the look and feel

This old look and feel needs to be updated!

So I have been wanting to update the look and feel of my website for a long time as it has been like this (unmaintained) for a long time.

This is now to an end and I want to put some more time into my website, I have been working on Polarsteps to input all my vacations in here and building a source plugin for GatsbyJS for this.

I want to link the vacations to some of the posts, but the way I am doing this will still have to be figured out, also I want to breathe more life into the topic pages and make them more prominent, this I can do in a couple of ways.

Another one of the things I want to do is make this site feel more "alive" with a new search container, as my vacations will also be searchable, just like I want the topics to be searchable. This I will do with Frame Motion and most likely remove most of the CSS transitions.

So a whole lot of work as most of the components are a little outdated and need to be reworked from scratch and another lot of styling changes, perhaps might buy another template somewhere as that might make it easier.

This has been on my mind as well, but I love this template the way it is, simple and minimal which I like it to be, but I also want it to feel like you can "live" this as well, and currently, it is kinda dull, so I want to give it new life.

Look out for all the noted changes and we will let this website breathe new life!

Jasper van Rijbroek

Jasper van Rijbroek

I'm a PHP and NodeJS developer who was born in Amsterdam, NL but now lives in beautiful Valencia, Spain. I work remotely full-time and enjoy blogging about everything related to this wonderful country. Let me know if you have any questions about Spain - I'd be more than happy to help!

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