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Introducing... My New Site! ✨

George Francis
UI developer ⚑️ Generative everything ❀️ I write about creative coding & front-end development ✨
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Check out the site here! https://georgefrancis.dev/ πŸ‘€


Hey! How's it going? I've been a little quiet on DEV recently, but... I'm very happy to finally share why! πŸŽ‰

Well, as you might have noticed from the big ol' title/URL above, I have launched my very own site! As much as I love DEV πŸ’›, and think it's a fantastic place to publish, I have found myself wanting a singular home for all of my CodePens, articles, and other bits and pieces β€” so I decided to build one.

The site is built with Eleventy, hosted on Netlify, and is finished off with a healthy scoop of generative magic ✨ It features all of my past writing from DEV, and will be the best place to catch any new content from me going forward.

Honestly, I could chat forever about the design process, tech stack, etc, (and maybe I will someday) but for now, I'd just like to share the site with y'all! If you do have any specific questions, though, please do give me a shout. I'm always happy to chat.

Anyway, now that the site is launched, I am starting to rattle through my ever-growing Trello list of article ideas, so expect some fresh new creative coding/generative art content from me soon 🎨

In case you missed it up there ^ here's a link to the site.

Cheers!

George πŸ‘€

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Navaneeth Bysani

Great site! By the way, is it your face on the website? If yes, please tell me how did you generate it

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George Francis Author

Thank you! It is! The illustration was done by a buddy of mine 🎨

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Geekie

Nice and clean! What's with the rolling eyes?!

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George Francis Author

Thank you! I just love em’! Lots of my generative art stuff features googley eyes, so I thought hey, why not add them here 😊

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Ben Halpern

I like the eyes.

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George Francis Author

Thank you, Ben! πŸ’› πŸ‘€

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Linda

Very creative eyedea

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JcdeA • Edited

Really good looking website!

However, there seems to be something wrong with the email subscription feature:
Protonmail says that the email has failed it's domains authentication requirements. You might need to look into it.
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George Francis Author

Ah! I think I may know why this is... thanks for the heads up! πŸ™Œ

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PaweΕ‚ Kowalski • Edited

and is finished off with a healthy scoop of generative magic

Care to expand? :)

PS. Love the speed.

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George Francis Author

Sure, there’s a few elements of the site (the blog post headers, the decorative elements at the top of the β€œwriting” section) that will display differently each time you hit the page. The layouts are random within constraints, keeping things fresh each time!

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Aleksandr Hovhannisyan

Very clean design! I especially love the recently published section.

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Francisco M. Delgado

I really like the content you put out; I checked out your site's articles. It's a good spot for us UI-challenged devs lol. Definitely bookmarking!

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George Francis Author

Ah, I'm so glad to hear it! Thank you very much.

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CodeSwaps

Looks great!

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George Francis Author

Cheers! ✨

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Ice or Fire

Wow you got a 100 in Lighthouse! Amazing job!

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George Francis Author

Ah yes! Thank you! I put a fair bit of time into making the site as fast as I could. Eleventy really helps with that, too 😊

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echofly

oh my god! oh my god! oh my god! The important thing to say three times.πŸ˜ƒ

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George Francis Author

Haha! Just for luck!

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Austin Ofor

Hi George,

Love your site.
Please what rich text editor did you use?

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George Francis Author

Thank you! To write my articles? I use the Hemingway app usually ✨

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π™ΌπšŠπš—πšžπšƒπš‘πšŽπ™²πš˜πšπšŽπš› • Edited

AMAZING design!!!!
Love the entire website!
Liked the blob backgrounds too.
haha i usually look on dribbble for design ideas, even though much about CSS

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George Francis Author

Thank you so much!

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M. Akbar Nugroho

I like the colors and how you manage the website content πŸ˜ƒ

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Johnny Meza

I like it! It looks really good on mobile and feels like a native app.

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George Francis Author

Thank you :)

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Stokry

SweetπŸ˜€

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Denys M.

Awesome design!

Honestly, I could chat forever about the design process, tech stack, etc

Please, do! Would be great if you can share more details about your decision-making progress with us!

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George Francis Author

Thank you so much! Keep an eye out! πŸ‘€

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L

Nice clean style and details :)
Also really like your other tutorials, thanks!

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George Francis Author

Thank you very much! πŸ’›

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Mohammad Fazel

Hey George your website looks so nice and cool.

GL man.

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rconr007

Great work. Love the writing.

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Jordan Lee

Man, I’m 2 quick pints in at my local brewery and when I loaded the site I wanted to move it up and down and watch the googlie eyes bounce around.

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bobrossthedude

Haven't seen a SaaS-looking blog before, f*kn genius!

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Nice Dude Keep it up ...

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vikash

That's really niceπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

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LuXiaotian

Hi Nice

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Schleidens_DEV

Good stuff man.

It's so beautiful πŸš€

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James Gabriel Abaja

Love the site! What font did you use?

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Kinanee Samson

Nice looking website. What a sleek design. I like the way the eyes roll with the mouse. You should teach me that.. lol

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Subramanya Chakravarthy

The site looks great

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Dariusz WiΔ™ckiewicz

Very nice site. Nice layout and lighting fast!

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Diogo Goncalves

Loved the design ✌️

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George Francis Author

Thanks very much! 🎨

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apkdl • Edited

Love your site bro!
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