The summer before my junior year of high school, I was looking for new books to read during my summer vacation. I came across a list on the Modern Library’s website that had “100 Best Novels” with both a Reader’s and Board’s list. Since there were books from each list that I was interested in, I decided that I’d read all the books from both lists.
I created a Word Doc that had both of these lists so I could highlight and keep track of all the books I’ve read. Soon I found myself coming across some really great quotes from these books and I started saving the quotes on my phone. This is when I realized that maybe creating a blog to keep track of all these books and quotes might be a better solution.
So I designed a blog that would easily allow me to manage my list of books, see some basic book meta data (author, number of pages, year published, etc.), add a quick reflection, and most importantly have a place to add the quotes that really resonate with me. The next step was to select a CMS to build it on. I knew I wanted to find a super light-weight one to test out and even potentially use on other projects in the future. I tried out Siteleaf and it worked great! Setting it up only took five minutes and creating editable templates that I could easily style was also a breeze. Once I had all my pages coded up I added some CSS Animations to give it a more polished and interactive feel. I’m definitely looking forward to keeping track of my books in here!
November 8, 2016
Sketch, Jekyll, Siteleaf CMS
Our mission is to help you grow your business with technology. Are you ready to launch something great?Get in Touch
We are looking to add a few more mission critical people to our team. Do you want to be a part of our next big launch?Get in Touch