Fri Dec 27 2019
New Blog for 2020
Learning my way around Gatsby and Netlify (if only the basics/intermediates) was a pretty big part of my 2019. An important thing I learned way way too late was: keep your images and videos out of your repo. Hosting a blog via GitHub and Netlify is clever/convenient/neat-o, but when you've got a gig's worth of photos and videos not being compressed and resized and all that jazz... you'll end up overwhelming the (amazing free) tools.
The other major thing I did in 2019 was digging in to ApolloGraphQL. In particular, building colorshare.club was a big lift. I'm sure I over-engineered it in some places and made naïve, beginner-error mistakes in others.
Anyway, it's time for a much-simpler blog, so I'm going to try to archive the '18-'19 one in place, and level this new one in, next to it, without destroying the old URLs. We'll see how that goes.
So, here's 2020 and here's a super-simple 11ty blog.
"Most of the English-speaking world finds the diaeresis inessential." - Merriam-Webster ↩︎