I recently attended this year’s dev.Objective() web conference and was given an opportunity to present Static Site Generation with HUGO. Dev.Objective() always brings in heavy-duty brain power so I was very excited to geek out, get questions and in this case, challenge comfort zones.
A Tale of Two Characters - My Code Indentation Autobiography
The type and number of characters we use for code indention have and probably will always be a source of contention for programmers. Should we use tabs or spaces and how many of either? Some will consider this a tired argument, others find it comical, and some have very strong opinions on what’s the right way to indent. These are all fair. What interests me is how different indention stylistics are more than mere preferences or opinions. They can make that person more efficient and less distracted. It’s both a quandary of both Computer Science and Human Factors.
Celebrating Star Wars day with Raspberry Pi
Maintaining Jekyll Performance When Using Package Managers
Optimizing Jekyll Templates with Liquid variables for DRY, Readable Markup
If you’ve yet to check out Jekyll, I’d strongly suggest doing so. It’s a very powerful static site generator and a compelling tool for re-discovering strengths of a static website. I use it for this website. It’s a huge time saver for me, allowing me to devote more time to content creation. Its integraton with Github Pages also makes content publication a snap.
For those already already working with Jekyll, you’ve probably been working with the Liquid Ruby library for optimizing templates. Liquid is a quick learn and great tool for Jekyll templating. I recently used with Liquid to customize Jekyll’s head.html include to optimize social channel metatags.