After 5 years without an update, this website was woefully out of date — especially the information about my iOS apps, some of which had been removed from the App Store in the meantime. So it was high time for a refresh.

However, Octopress, my previous blogging engine, did not really seem to be maintained anymore. Also, I had been using React and React Native exclusively for all UI development work in the last two years, so I wanted a React-based solution. I therefore decided to rebuild this site with Gatsby, a React-based static site generator.

For a fresh new look, I took the Hexo Icarus theme and adapted it to Gatsby.

I am very pleased with the result, especially the speed when navigating around the site. As the Gatsby website describes it:

Gatsby loads only the critical HTML, CSS, data, and JavaScript so your site loads as fast as possible. Once loaded, Gatsby prefetches resources for other pages so clicking around the site feels incredibly fast.