Long form writing mostly about web development and design.
Lessons learned from building, optimizing, and deploying a huge static site with everyone’s favorite SSG — Jekyll.
Learn how to use static files with Jekyll to create a gallery of images automatically without a plugin.
How to use Staticman to add threaded comments and reply notifications to a static-based Jekyll site.
Learn how to create impressive effects with 53’s Pencil stylus and Paper app, using exclusive features like Blend and Surface Pressure.
Advanced Paper tutorials and techniques for drawing and painting faces with an iPad.
Beginner friendly Paper app tutorials covering basic drawing and painting techniques, inking, and color theory principles.
Thoughts, inspiration, and other minutia.
Hugo has ruined me. Other static site generators that rely on community plugins and copypasta to fill out their gaps don’t cut it anymore…
Today I learned how to automatically add last modified dates to Markdown files used by static site generators like Jekyll and Gatsby.
How Jekyll uses URLs and how to link posts, pages, assets, and other resources together.
Learn what Jekyll’s site url and baseurl variables are and how to properly set them with relative_url and absolute_url filters to avoid broken links and 404 errors.
This is the post where I talk about neglecting the site and pledge to blog more… wait, wasn’t I suppose to do this on January 1st?
First time doing a year in review post. The statistics contained are just for fun as there’s nothing to compare them against yet.
Slowly but surely, I’ve been chipping away at my site’s build time on Netlify. There’s little left for me to optimize until Jekyll drops some nice updates in version 4.
Using CSS Grid Layout Module to redesign a Jekyll site and further improve performance and accessibility.