All posts/Jake Steelman

New Beginnings

Welcome to my new and improved personal site, built from the ground up with Next.js 14, Tailwind, and MDX.

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After months of procrastination (and a few weeks of hard work), I am excited to share my new personal website with you!

Welcome to the new and improved

In this post, I'll share a bit about the process of building this site, the technologies I used, and some of the features I'm most excited about.

Built with Next.js 14

I built this site with Next.js, a React framework that I've been using for a few years now. Next.js 14 was just released, and it's packed with new features and improvements. I'm excited to be using the latest and greatest version of Next.js for this project.

Tailwind CSS

I used Tailwind CSS to style this site. Tailwind is a utility-first CSS framework that I've been using for a while now. It's a great fit for this project because it allows me to quickly build and customize the site's design without writing a lot of custom CSS.


I'm using MDX to write the content for this site. MDX is a format that lets you write JSX in your Markdown files. This makes it easy to include React components in my posts, which is great for embedding interactive demos and other custom content.


Here are a few features of the new site that I'm particularly excited about:

  • Dark mode: The site has a dark mode that you can toggle on and off. I'm a big fan of dark mode, so I'm glad to have it on my site.
  • Interactive demos: I can embed interactive demos in my posts using MDX. This will be great for sharing code examples and other interactive content.
  • Improved performance: I've optimized the site for performance, so it should load quickly and be a joy to use.


I'm really happy with how the new site turned out, and I'm excited to start using it to share more content with you. I hope you enjoy the new site, and I'd love to hear your feedback. Feel free to reach out to me with any comments or questions.

Thanks for reading, and I'll see you in the next post!