By the way, I am far from technically skilled. But I will always be a Dutch person, and therefore I will always take an opportunity to do something without spending money on it. So in these collaborations, I slowly and steadily learned a few different ways to host a website for free! My confidence grew that it may actually be something I could do. It couldn't be that hard, right?
I was wrong.
As a total html-noob, I got to work. Translation: I got to googling. Where did I put all those handy links again?
When I finally found them, it seemed rather simple. I was lucky to already have all necessary software installed - I use Windows 10, which actually is a nightmare with all cool software project thingies. All I needed to do was choose a theme and fill the website with personal content, it seemed.
Ok, so that disappointed a little. I broke my navigation, removed critical html files and failed to include even simple hyperlinks in my text. Google truly became my best friend for literally everything. A small selection of search terms: "
hyperlink html", "
yml file error", "
change background color html", "
center text", etc.
Because I used my free time to make this website, I did not track how much time I spent on it. I can assure you, it is more like a couple of months than a couple of days. In Dutch, we say it is a process "van de lange adem" ("of the long breath"), basically meaning it is a long-term process.
So here it is! I'm still not entirely content with it, but: there is some basic functionality and some content. Google will remain my BFF though. I guess my main takeaway of this is that if a tutorial marks something as "easy", I will probably still need a couple of days to get it. Oh wel, live and learn (a lot).
If you only came here for yourself - who didn’t? - I also wrote a short introductory tutorial that shows how I got things to work. Hopefully, that will save you some precious time.
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