How I created PGPkeygenerator.com: my journey.
When I’m not in my daily 9–5 job, I am always thinking about what side-project I can create. This time the idea came from a need I had at work and I decided to create an online PGP key generator.
I liked the idea of a PGP key generator because of my interest in Cybersecurity. Additionally, I have a network of professionals in the field where I could advertise the project.
After visiting many such websites on the web, I considered creating a PGP tool that would encompass everything: PGP key generation, encryption, decryption, signing, and more. However, upon further consideration, I decided to focus solely on key generation. Why? Because it would require less effort, and by narrowing the scope, I believed I could do a better job than others. Furthermore, I could later expand it to include additional functionality and transition it into a new rebranded site that offers all of those features together.
I immediately began searching for a suitable domain name. I aimed for something memorable and closely related to the web app’s purpose. Finding an available domain proved challenging. Nevertheless, I ultimately decided on ‘PGPkeygenerator.com,’ despite its length, because it effectively communicates the website’s purpose.
I spent a considerable amount of time on the design of the webpage. I aimed for a sophisticated yet simple and eye-catching appearance. To achieve this, I incorporated rounded corners and shadows using ‘border-radius’ and ‘box-shadow’ CSS techniques.
I carefully selected a font that would set the site apart from the competition. I paid special attention to text padding, font size, and line-height to ensure readability. It’s amazing how many web developers overlook these crucial elements. Proper padding, font size, and line…