December 25, 2019

Re-launched Website

mphelps

I redid the documentation website of Flipt and migrated to a new domain (flipt.io). I've been wanting to cleanup the docs and build a 'proper' landing page for awhile but just never made the time. I decided that over the holiday break I was finally going to do it.

I spent several days crafting the 'perfect' UI for a new landing page in Sketch, then spent more time than I'd care to admit to try and covert it to HTML/CSS. This was extremely frustrating as I am no designer/UI dev..

I then went the route of just trying to find a Wordpress theme that I could customize. So I bought one on Themeforest for $50, setup a Wordpress box on Digital Ocean, then realized that I hate Wordpress and never want to use it ever again.

So, I decided to go back to square one. I found a good enough looking Hugo theme. Converted my existing docs to Hugo's format, and haven't looked back. It's not the initial vision that I had in my mind.. but it works for now.

My plan is to update the main page to be more 'landing-like' and start to actually sell commercial licenses of Flipt to businesses.

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    Nice! I bet this is a harder problem than many people think, I’ve worked at several companies where we had to roll our own. If my current side project gets big enough to need feature flags, I’ll check it out.

    I like the simplicity and clarity of the new page. Good luck!

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