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Changelog.

Updates, fixes and improvements I've made to this website.

2024

13/06/2024

  • Added /comics

  • Added breadcrumbs to collections pages

  • Updated comics & manga component to display more items per row and improve mobile layout

  • Updated page headers to make them more consistent, and to use Vault Alarm more sparingly to reduce clutter

  • Updated sidebar to make the site feel more like a SaaS

  • Renamed 'Library' to 'Almanac'

  • Updated blog headers to reduce clutter

  • Updated 'Similar posts' at the end of a blog post

  • Added new blog post categories for better filtering

  • Added OG images for every page

06/06/2024

  • Simplified blog CMS

  • Removed 'time to read' (most of my posts are short so this was mostly redundant)

  • Updated meta data for blog posts and finally set up proper social sharing incl social images

  • Updated how blog post summaries appear on the Blog page

2024-04-06

  • Added slash pages into /about

  • Added /now page

  • Added cover art to /collections/manga

  • Switched changelog entries to date-based rather than version-based

  • Simplified changelog and fixed mobile layout

v3.1

  • Added a CMS collection for 'Coffee' to log the coffees I’m drinking

  • Added tasting notes and origin to the 'Currently drinking' card on the homepage

  • Updated my 'Now' collections so they’re more like 'What I’ve done recently' rather than 'What I’m doing right now'. Makes them easier for me to manage

  • Added a media library to show what I’ve read, watched and played recently

  • Simplified the UI for Resources CMS collection and improved filtering

  • Added 'Lego' into my Collections (will update with all my sets soon)

  • Added social links to sidenav

  • Fixed some issues with Changelog

v3.0.2

  • Filtered out changelog posts from the blog

  • Fixed sidenav buttons displaying incorrectly in the collapsed mobile header

  • Fixed incorrect text on Uses

  • Fixed layout of What I’m and Recently Posted on homepage on mobile and tablets

  • Fixed Blog not displaying correctly on mobile

  • Fixed incorrect text colours in dark mode (I got a bit hasty deleting old styles…)

  • Fixed About page not displaying correctly on tablet or mobile

  • Fixed filter buttons hover state in dark mode

  • Fixed filter buttons not wrapping on tablet and mobile

  • Renamed 'My stuff' to 'Collections'

v3.0.1

  • Updated recently posted on homepage to filter out changelog updates

  • Fixed layout issues

  • Fixed 'More like this' at the bottom of blog pages not recommending the correct categories

  • Fixed position of dashed line on changelog

  • Fixed sidenav buttons not indicating current page

  • Fixed styling of disabled sidenav buttons

v3.0

  • Added a sidebar nav to replace the header nav

  • Added 'What I'm' and 'Recently posted' to homepage

  • Added 'Uses' to show my app defaults

  • Updated 'My stuff' with a new nesting structure (nested pages to come soon)

  • Added this Changelog (meta right!)

  • Added 'Resources' to share links to handy design resources

  • Simplified typography across the whole website

  • Simplified colour palette

  • Added new CMS collections

  • Removed over-complicated animations

  • Fixed a variety of tablet and mobile layout issues

  • Lots of general improvements and fixes

2023

v2.0

  • Introduced a completely new colour palette

  • Removed individual colour themes from top level pages and introduced consistent body colours

  • Updated website structure to remove so many nested pages

  • Introduced new Vault Alarm font and updated existing typography system for better consistency

  • Simplified the blog CMS; removed thumbnails and header images from blog posts

v1.2

  • Added a 'Now' page to show what I've been watching, reading, playing and listening to

  • Added /coffee and /gym under the About page to show my current coffee setup and workout split

  • Set up body background colour across all pages to utilise Safari's 'Show colour in tab bar' feature

  • Added a new footer to the bottom of all pages

v1.1

  • Introduced a new header navigation across all pages

  • Added blog CMS

  • Added category labels to blog posts with new colour palette

v1.0

  • Switched from Webflow to Framer

  • Decluttered UI