After who knows how long, I finally sat down and updated the landing page with a modern design.
The impetus for doing the redesign came from the work I just finished — setting up the landing page for the book I’m writing: From Plan to Prototype.
The biggest improvement was the easy-to-use responsive design classes from Tailwind, which makes layout extremely simple and predictable.
I’m still in awe of this library.
Parcel handled the compiling, bundling, and development hot-reloading for Pug, and is a breeze to use as well.
As it turns out, Parcel has a “my way or the highway” style of compiling and bundling files together that didn’t make any sense to me once the redesign started to involve more than just the landing page. It was overkill.
So I had to take a step back and write a build script to generate the contents of the website, which gave me a chance to learn the command-line versions of
tailwind, PostCSS, and PurgeCSS.