/ #hugo  #image 

Slimming

The Website Obesity Crisis is a wonderful talk about the sheer size that even simple websites have. Thanks to @stilkov for the pointer: For an upcoming client engagement, I was reminded of this, the best talk on web tech ever given: https://t.co/K526LJHlru — Stefan Tilkov (@stilkov) January 16, 2019 That led me to look at the size of this blog and it was scary: The weight of the front page of this humble blog is a whopping 5 MB. ...

Jens-Christian Fischer
/ #tech  #hugo 

Travis checks Chaschper

One of these “ohh - that’s a nice idea, I should totally also implement that” ideas. I stumbled upon the Dream Plus Hugo theme, that included a little badge that linked to a Travis CI build status. Using CI (Continous Integration) to check the sanity of the template seemed like a good thing to me, so I looked around on how various people do this. I found one template by Vicky Lai that included HTML checking. ...

Jens-Christian Fischer
/ #hugo  #css 

Chaschper Galleries

The new version of the Chaschper template that I’m using to power this blog has gained a new capability: Image galleries. I started out with a gallery by VickyLai to see how to do that in general. From there I looked at How to Build a Responsive Image Gallery with Flexbox to do some basic layouting and Fluidbox to style the images and load larger versions. I didn’t quite like the way, the galleries were defined in the original example, so I came up with the following scheme: ...

Jens-Christian Fischer
/ #indieweb 

More Indieweb

I wrote about the Intro to Indieweb yesterday. Reading up on it, starting to read the people behind it or using it, I feel a similar rush as I did back in the days when I started blogging. This is the evolution of the Web I remember, this feels right. (And it also feels like a tiny bubble in the huge silo dominated web-simulacron we have around us today). Time to beat the drum, I guess and start on working on making it more accessible for people that aren’t as technology savy as the early adopters. ...

Jens-Christian Fischer