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Website Stack, Part I: Foundation

Hi! Well now that I finally have the majority of this site done and complete, I want to pay the due respect and acknowledgements to all the corners of the web I used to put this all together. This will be a multi-part post because I already can tell my attention span isn’t going to cooperate in letting me do this in one swoop.

In the first of a three(?) part post, I’m going to discuss the foundational components of this site, where I found them, and why I happened to select a particular technology.

What did I use to make this site?

I’m not really sure if I should start from the bottom of the stack or the top of the stack but here it goes…

Credit first should be given to Fred Hohman whose site I came across while searching for some examples for CV and resume sites. I loved the simplicity and usability of his site and forked his repository to begin customizing the site as my own. His site was/is hosted using Github Pages but since I use CloudFlare as my domain registrar, I opted to use CloudFlare Pages to build and host my site – and better yet it’s free (at the time of this writing)! CloudFlare Pages is a JAMstack which in my opinion was nice and clean for hosting my CV site since I knew I wasn’t going to need anything overly fancy for this project. As I mentioned before, CloudFlare is my domain registrar, but I also leverage their DNS and Zero Trust Network Access services but more on that another time!

I’m not a web developer by any stretch of the imagination but I really enjoyed reverse engineering Fred’s site and making it my own.

I consider analytics a foundational component of a website and while there are a plenty of choices, CloudFlare Analytics included, I opted for Google Analytics only because I am familiar with it’s configuration and operation.

Max Saber is the Director of Enterprise Applications at MCPHS University with a passion for new and developing healthcare technology. Posts made on this blog are his own personal opinions, and do not reflect the opinions of MCPHS University, or any other organization he is affiliated with.