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Fun with Jekyll plugins

Sunday 28 June 2020
Jekyll

Earlier this year, I started to rebuild my website and decided to rebuild it with a static site generator: Jekyll. While building the site, I had some design principles in mind:

  • The HTML pages should contain as little clutter as possible.
  • The site should look good on smartphones, tablets and computers.
  • Try to limit the amount of processing that needs to be done by the browser.

This requires processing of the photos and GPS tracks while generating the static HTML files. To do that, there are lots of plugins out there that can help. I found quite some plugins that can-do parts of the trick, but in the end, I still ended up with issues. But hey, I am an IT-guy; I can build a plugin myself, right?

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Photo cleanup

Sunday 31 May 2020
Jekyll

Over time, I used different methods to add GPS information to my photos. After the release of my static website, I noticed that lots of photos showed wrong or incomplete data. Time to investigate.

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Rebuilding my website

Thursday 30 April 2020
WordPressGallery 2NextGEN GalleryJekyll

I started this website back in 2009 and based on WordPress. By using WordPress, I hoped that I could focus on the content and didn’t have to spend a lot of time on the technology. Boy, was I wrong…. Time for a major overhaul.

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