Jesdo Software has a new website! Ahead of the launch of our upcoming game Don't Take My Beans!, we've taken a bit of time to upgrade from a blog on to a full-fledged, custom-built site.

Creating a new website from scratch is a lot of work, but it provides these benefits:

  • Full control over the design and content of the site, without having to either pay for an expensive plan or self-host a WordPress instance, and without having to revisit my old PHP developer days and create a custom WordPress theme
  • An easy way to share updates without relying on back-end servers or databases
  • A site that operates without cookies or other forms of tracking, and is fully functional without JavaScript yet provides a smoother experience for those with JavaScript enabled
  • The ability to share the site's codebase as an open source project (more on that to come soon)
  • A way for me to keep up-to-date with non-game-dev, web development skills ;)

We have some exciting things in the works, not least of which is the full, official release of Don't Take My Beans!, so watch this space for updates. You can sign up for our mailing list or follow us on social media below to stay up-to-date on what we're doing.

I also plan to author a technical write-up on the new site's implementation, and make the repo on GitHub public so others can see the code, so stay tuned for that.

One final note: we've updated our privacy policy to reflect the changes to the site's implementation and hosting, as detailed in this post.