The Code Journey
Documenting the technical stack behind past website versions ✌️
- Upgrading to Eleventy 2.0.0 brings a new i18n (internationalisation) plugin to the mix.
- Pagespeed challenge: aiming for full marks requires numerous optimisations — far too many to list here.
- Upgraded blog with native 'like' support powered by Firebase and experimental sharing via the Web Share API. Added new Content Security Policy headers.
- Newly launched using Eleventy (11ty), a static site generator known for its fast build times and relies on Node.js and npm package manager.
- Like the name suggests, 11 templating languages are supported out of the box. I rely mainly on Markdown
*.md(for handling blog content) and Nunjucks
*.njk(for handling partials and templates), besides
- Code changes are pushed to Github which commands Netlify to rebuild the site each time i.e. continuous deployment. Cached and served by Cloudflare.
- Full writeup on the technical stack coming soon.
- Multi-page Site: Newly pushed and now with centralised CSS shared across pages.
- Features: main changes include fixes to my personal timeline, handling of file extensions, and deploying wider use of CSS grid and flexbox.
- Domain management was moved to Cloudflare and, piggybacking their free email offering, further adding free SMTP support via Sendinblue.
- Public launch under my own domain, connected to Github.
- Connected to Cloudlflare's CDN for better global distribution and more granular caching controls.
- Features: Several new style experiments in terms of animation and AI-generated imagery.
- Single Landing Page: simple layout with multiple
position:absolutesections that animate on-and-off screen, simulating a web app-like multi-page site.
- Environment setup: setting up git, Github and new repositories. Switching from Sublime Text to Visual Code Studio.
- Switched domain registrar from Mailchimp to Porkbun for more granular DNS control.