About This Website

How is it made?

('u.s.a.', 'ann arbor')

2019

design

digital

javascript

python

web

web development

Initially, I purchased this domain to build profiles for not only me but also a group of friend. I have four awesome friends who I grew up with. We called ourselves "Eyes of Panda Pirates(熊猫眼海贼团)."

Well, first of all, we have "pirates" there because we are all big fans of the comic One Piece and couldn't resist of adding this to our name.

Second, we didn't just add panda to make any culture connection(we are all Chinese though :) ). It's just that in Chinese, "eyes of panda/panda's eyes" could be interpreted as "dark circles under the eye." When five of us we get together, we always had too much fun so that we stay up (mostly watch TV/read comics/play games). As a result, we normally have terrible dark circles after our gathering.

So now you know where the name comes from! In the end, we weren't able to host everyone's profile in this one domain, so I sort of took it as my own. Therefore, you can check out Licia's profile in this cool URL: eyesofpanda.com!

Why EYES OF PANDA?

I created this website during my undergrad years. At that time, I had no idea about the whole web programming package, yet was able to spend tons of hours on customizing Wordpress.

I still love WordPress, and always amazed by how easy it is to add/modify pages. In 2015, I started doing more web programming and felt the need of actually programming something for myself. Thurs, the 2nd generation was born. I looked for a fancy HTML template and merged most of my record into the new version.

It has been going great for a couple of years. I liked my website, but it was quite a pain to upload new materials. Also, I developed more and more small tools/interactive systems that I hope to display, formatting them into templates become my procrastination points.

It's time to change. So this time, I separated the content from the format and wrote my own XML parser to take care of the format issues. I hope with this new change, I would be able to update the content of the web much more frequently.

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