Designing and developing websites and other projects and tools on the web, and
internet at large
Observations on what you need to build a website that will be found: a
presentation for the Midland
Links to additional resources for ‘Making the postmodern web’
There can be only one!
Dropped one site and merged the other two.
Got a bit off track, so resetting and in the process doing a web presence refresh. That includes removing some cruft from this site.
I have achieved CompTIA A+ · ce certification, which is step one of my
return-to-work plan. I’ve also been making progress on other fronts.
A quick change of the contact form backend turns into learning more about Markdown and Hugo, not to mention using a new provider.
When using markdownlint-cli/markdownlint-cli2 or the vscode-markdownlint extension for VSCode, one may wish to ignore a particular line. Here is a cheap way to do that using a shortcode.
Having a demo/test site embedded in a Hugo module causes large bandwidth consumption during its normal use as a module. We split the site and module into separate git repos, but keep a deploy as part of the CI process.
While all my websites now look very different than a month or two ago, the content hasn’t changed very much. On the flip side, I’ve moved my hosting back to Netlify and MS365, and my professional life is on the move.
In code, choosing spaces over tabs creates accessibility barriers. The developer ‘Holy Wars’ ignore this, so this article explains the issue.
“… each of my posts has usually sported a big ol’ hero image as the background… That, too, has been limiting and even delaying, even if only as a lame excuse on my part.
If you’ve been wondering why I haven’t posted in a long time: “I have been up to tech!” I’ve created and updated quite a few projects.
With browsers having built-in “Open link in new tab” functionality, it doesn’t make sense to break a basic web idiom (the back button) on a whim. Auto-opening link in a new tab/window breaks the back button and is unnecessary (because users have the ability to make that choice for themselves).
So far the upshot of this is to not expect a simple Export/Import process with WordPress, especially when it comes to the Media Library, if one wants to rebuild a site at the same domain, rather than a domain move, with the previous domain still active.