Making a website Les Original
Unlearning websites to make something that suits me
Unlearning website builders
One of the reasons I built this website was to transition off of WYSIWYG web editors.
- My personal portfolio was built with Adobe Portfolio
- I made the landing site for my studio BIEM ETC design on Adobe's tool too
- When I committed to the Les Original domain I acted on a promotion from Mailchip.. they seem to own it more than I do.
- Before leaving Canada I used an old Square cardreader login to set up shop at lesoriginal.square.site
- I've built all sorts of blogs and sites on Tumblr since way back
And that's just what's left.
Something different, something familiar
Something always draws me back to trying to make an interesting site using notion and I'm at it again. My current visa prevents me from operating a commercial venture while living in Germany. For that reason, my Les Original will focus on building community, free and open designs.
I've started to set up a Notion site that I'll use as a showcase and documentation. Why Notion? I like the flexibility, no cost to rearrange and change things as I see fit. I'd also LOVE to get some comments on the pages I set up.
You can check it out here.
I'm not paying for a custom domain on Square!
It was a fine builder (they may have bought Wix?) with blog-like feature (called Stories) but at this point I don't know what I'd do if a purchase came through on it.. bite the bullet and ship this ol' rice bag around the world I guess.
My next steps are to delete the online shop, and try to sort out some domain parking with Mailchip. I don't think it supports nameservers, redirects or anythign super useful, but since I'm not a business that's OKAY!
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