That's it. I'm out. It's over. I'm done coding my own site.
After about 10 years, I have officially closed down my own portfolio website that I coded myself for a pre-made DIY-ish solution like this one on Squarespace. In many ways it's a huge relief. I no longer have to sit at my computer until 3am to make updates or painstakingly code a new redesign. I don't have to copy and paste html so I can post new work. I also don't have to worry about how it'll appear across browsers and devices. It feels great to be done with the hassle.
In other ways, I'll miss it. Coding my own site served as a loose connection to the development world. Even though I only ever knew rudimentary html, it gave me a sense of pride when speaking with developers that I wrote and spoke the language of the interwebs. It's also an end of an era for me as I've become a manager, father, and personal time consultant to myself and my wife. It all comes down to time.
Squarespace gives me my time back.