The Story behind the site
I was recently asked if I could build a one-page website for a fundraising event that is taking place in our town this Spring. The campaign being to raise money for a hospital facility at St Georges (Tooting, London) which has helped a very ill young woman fight cancer. You can read the full story on the site itself.
I have built this for free mainly because my wife knows the family from her school days and that in my mind is as good a donation as any.
It’s given me the opportunity to use some novel approaches to web building. I decided against WordPress etc for this little project. They would have been overkill. Instead I’ve built it as a static site with Roots and Contentful. It is now hosted on the server belonging to one of the fundraisers friends. So we are keeping the costs for this to zero.
So how does this work exactly?
Hopefully it will generate some good interest in the event. It has also got me thinking about how sometimes doing things for free can be highly refreshing, especially when it allows you to try some new techniques without too much risk.