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Twenty Nineteen

Published by Michael Rose 13 min read
First time doing a year in review post. The statistics contained are just for fun as there's nothing to compare them against yet.

Autumn refresh

Published by Michael Rose 5 min read
Using CSS Grid Layout Module to redesign a Jekyll site and further improve performance and accessibility.

Accessing static files in Jekyll

Published by Michael Rose 4 min read

While investigating ways of using static files with Jekyll for a site prototype I was building, I learned that site.static_files was a thing. What is it and…

Oil pastels are not pencils

Published by Michael Rose 1 min read
Not to overstate the obvious here, but oil pastels do not behave like colored pencils...

CSS blur effect

Published by Michael Rose 1 min read

Playing with the new Depth Effect (aka fauxkeh) on my iPhone 7 Plus got me thinking about Gaussian blurs, and how to improve their use on…

Using SSI to detect cookies

Published by Michael Rose 3 min read
In my never ending quest to micro-optimize the hell out of my site, I ran into a snag when trying to use SSI directives to improve the loading of critical CSS and cached stylesheets.