Näin rakennetaan hyvät nettisivut

Nettisivujen tekeminen on oma taiteenlajinsa. Hyvien nettisivujen rakentaminen vaatii tietoa, taitoa, osaamista sekä kokemusta. Nettisivuja on niin monenlaisia ja moneen eri tarkoitukseen, että oikeiden valintojen tekeminen nettisivuja rakentaessa on erityisen tärkeää.

September 3, 2021 · Miika von Bell

My article got to front page of Hacker News

One of my articles spent a good portion of the day on the front page of Hacker News. During my short journey of blogging, I have never received so much traffic.

August 21, 2021 · Miika von Bell

The end of social media

Social networks have failed big time to satisfy my needs and many others’ needs as well.

August 20, 2021 · Miika von Bell

7 web technologies to boost future innovations

The dust is settling in the world of technology and the calm breeze is whistling while the survivors are keeping their engines running.

August 19, 2021 · Miika von Bell

Automation will replace non-creative jobs

Throughout history, automation has replaced jobs, but it’s always freed people up for new creative work. Eventually, every non-creative job will be replaced by automation to let people focus on creative work.

August 19, 2021 · Miika von Bell

Using dictation for writing blog posts from speech

Dictation has improved a lot over the years and today it is a really powerful tool to be used for writing a blog.

August 19, 2021 · Miika von Bell

Buying Logitech MX Ergo as the first ergonomic mouse

After a month of using Logitech MX Ergo Wireless Trackball mouse, I can honestly and quite surprisingly say that I really like it.

August 18, 2021 · Miika von Bell

Why I decided to use Hugo for my blog

In 2020 I started looking for ways to building my first blog. I built by own CMS, built my own SSG, but finally settled to use Hugo framework.

August 15, 2021 · Miika von Bell

Building sustainable websites with renewable energy

It might come as a surprise, but using internet and better yet building the internet is a burden for our climate. Honestly, as a software developer, even I hadn’t thought about this too much before, but it does make a lot of sense. It is estimated that there are billions of websites running in the internet, and if you think about it, all these billions of websites require energy to run....

July 29, 2021 · Miika von Bell

Building my own content management system

Blogging industry is changing rapidly like any other field under the entire tech industry. Google plays a huge role in most blogger’s businesses and keeping up with new search algorithm updates can be a pain. Especially if you are not that tech savvy. It was around 2019 when I played around with the idea of starting my own blog at some point on the side of my full-time work. I was researching the state of the industry and was looking at different options for building my blog with....

July 26, 2021 · Miika von Bell

Floor sitting while working

I have been going back and forth with standing desks and regular desks with normal chairs but I haven’t really found a working solution that would satisfy my remote work needs. I started researching about alternative ways of working and decided to give floor sitting a try. Why did I decide to try floor sitting? After doing some research it seemed that many cultures have a long history of floor sitting....

July 26, 2021 · Miika von Bell

Making the web a better place

Web is a place where people spend time at. As someone who knows how to create content to the web I feel obligated to make the web a better place. I think everyone who uses the web has the responsibility to make sure that the web stays as a great place. Just like anyone who spends time in the nature has the responsibility to make sure that the next person who visits the same place enjoys it as much as they did....

July 26, 2021 · Miika von Bell

My software developer toolbox

I have been software developer since 2015 and have learned to use many different kinds of technologies along the way. As a software developer I am expected to learn new skills and master existing ones as I keep growing. Below is an up-to-date list of technologies I am comfortable using, divided into logical categories. Frontend technologies Frontend technologies are tools, frameworks and coding languages which are used to build the client side of the web page....

July 26, 2021 · Miika von Bell

Releasing my first open-source software

In 2020 me and my wife wanted to start a blog together. My wife is not very technical but I myself do know a thing or two so it was pretty clear that I would be responsible for the technical stuff for our blog. I had been building WordPress websites around 2015 and 2016 as a freelancer so I had some experience about the content management system space. I knew that WordPress websites can very quickly become bloated with unnecessary code when you start adding plugins and themes on top of the core WordPress engine....

July 26, 2021 · Miika von Bell

Setting up smart home for the first time

After moving into my new home I had to figure out how to start managing our home security. Monthly subscription plans for home security systems didn’t seem very appealing and I wanted to find a solution I could build and manage myself. I have now setup a very basic smart home system around Apple Home service with the following accessories: 4x Philips Hue smart bulbs, Google Nest Protect, Google Nest Cam....

July 26, 2021 · Miika von Bell

How to choose a blogging niche

I struggled a long time to choose a niche for my blog. As I was reading everything about starting a blog, one thing was very clear: you have to choose a very specific niche. That gave me quite a bit of anxiety as there were so many things I wanted to write about. I found sports and outdoors interesting, but that in itself is too broad. Technology in general is something I am really curious about, but that is too broad as well....

July 20, 2021 · Miika von Bell

How I became a software developer and landed my first job

When I was a high school student, I had no idea what I was going to do after school. I was still competing in golf and was facing having to make the decision to try to proceed with my golfing career or really try to focus on school and proceed with the typical career path. It was pretty obvious for me that I didn’t have the financial support to maintain an expensive sport for a high school student so I was weighting more towards pursuing a normal career path instead....

July 20, 2021 · Miika von Bell

How to write a blog post by telling stories

I used to build WordPress websites for a living. Building WordPress websites taught me the basics of software development. Knowing the basics, I was able to land my first full-time software developer job. A few years went by working as a junior software developer when it was time for a change. I wanted to advance in my career so I transitioned into consulting. I learned frontend, backend, databases, networking, and business by going hands-on....

July 18, 2021 · Miika von Bell

9 home office equipment for increased productivity

I have changed my work from home setup for many times and I am still looking for the best home office setup that would stick for a long term. As someone who likes to spend a little bit of extra money for a nice home office setup, I have found a good list of home office essentials I use almost everyday when working from home. 1. DeskView standing desk My number one favourite piece of equipment for my home office is definitely DeskView desk....

July 17, 2021 · Miika von Bell

31 ways to improve website speed and performance

Page speed has become a ranking factor in Google Search. This means that in order to do well in search results, websites have to consider making their content load as fast as possible. Improving website speed and performance is not only a matter of improving rankings in search results but also a matter of good user experience. Many studies, such as this one, have shown how improving page speed and website performance can lead to better user engagement and more conversions through a web page....

June 29, 2021 · Miika von Bell

Getting rid of AdSense for good

I have been building my own blogging platform and a content management system for almost two years now. As a software developer I wanted to start blogging and I didn’t see myself using any of the existing content management systems. I started building my own blogging platform and after about a year of building it I decided to start creating content with it. That first blog is now almost a year old in a very small niche....

June 7, 2021 · Miika von Bell

Ilmaiset kotisivut yritykselle

On melkein sanomattakin selvää, että lähes jokaisella yrityksellä tulee olla kotisivut. Kotisivuihin voi sijoittaa ison summan rahaa tai ne voi tehdä täysin ilmaiseksi. Olen itse ammatiltani ohjelmistokehittäjä sekä koodari ja tiedän mitä kotisivujen rakentaminen tarkoittaa. Olen rakentanut kotisivuja sekä verkkosovelluksia vuodesta 2014 asti ja olen ehtinyt nähdä mitä erilaisempia ratkaisuja koti- ja nettisivuista. Minulla itselläni riittää tekemistä kotisivujen, nettisivujen ja verkkosovellusten parissa varsin hyvin, mutta se ei suinkaan tarkoita sitä, etteikö yksinkertaisia sivuja voisi kuka tahansa rakentaa täysin ilmaiseksi ja melko vähäisellä vaivalla....

May 31, 2021 · Miika von Bell