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Website Creation - Part 1

While this website will mostly focus on items in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) field, I figured I could start with posting about how I made this website.

This website was created with the Django framework (a term I just learned throughout this process). It seems to be popular among those in the python community and I learned about it from being a part of the local python club here in Utah. 

I started on this project on July 1st of 2021, the day my wife started up her night float rotation in the hospital. She works crazy hours during this rotation and I figured now would be the best time to start to learn web development.  I had (2) months to do the heavy lifting before the wife returned home. The heavy lifting of the project was completed today, August 23rd; a 54 day project. I would estimate that I spent ~ 2 hours a night working on this website bringing my total time to build this website to around 100 hours. 

In retrospect, I wish I would have gone with a preconfigured blog website like wordpress or wix; but I learned a ton thorough this process. Terms like "sudo," "nano," and "linux" "databases" all mean something to me now. I know the basics of how to configure a linux machine; how to setup website domains etc.

The process has been fun. Stay tuned! (I clearly need to add a spell check to my text editor as well; it is kind of ugly how many misspelled words I see)

 

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