Welcome to obsolete29.com v2.0!
Back in December of 2020, I built my site using Eleventy as an exercise in teaching myself web development. I learned a lot during that process but I wanted to try out a more minimlist look and feel for the site. Additionally, the first time thru on a couple of the items felt a little sloppy and I felt I could do it better. Here are the things I'm trying to keep in mind as I rebuild my site:
- I want a more minimilist look and feel for my site.
- I still want the site to be lightning weight fast and light weight.
- I think there's some built in friction when posting blog posts on a static site. Even though I'm writing the posts in markdown, I still have to use a specific template and very specific shortcodes. The template and shortcodes are complicated enough that I've had to build a little template notes file that I can reference and use when writing new blog posts. Anyhoo, I want to try to reduce that friction by simplying the shortcodes and templates.
I won't have as large of a write up this time around as I basically followed my own guides on the topic of building v1 of my site with Eleventy. I have improved upon using eleventy-img to serve optimized and responsive images. Additionally, I believe I have a cleaner, less hacky approach to generating the open graph social sharing images though. Expect write ups of both of those improved processes.
Ok, that's it for now. Thanks for reading!