Welcome to my site 😊 My name is Christian Alder and here is where I'll sporadically write about stuff that interests me.
Tech, food, travel, games, code, life in general. This isn't a blog for one specific thing.
My blog isn't done and will be worked on when and if I feel like it. I already have a list of things to tackle next, in no particular order:
I've got some major FOUC (Flash of unstyled content) going on because I lazily used FontAwesome in the most easy way possible. This however means that when the SVG icons are fetched there is some layout shifting (Which I tried to patch for now). As I'm not using too many icons I think I will just serve them locally or have the SVG code directly in the HTML - I'll probably make a nice Nunjucks Shortcode to help here.
Categories in order of how popular they are.
Due to the way I've got the categories and posts setup this initially felt like it'd be a problem, but I think I might be able do it with constructing another array and then looping through that.
RSS, maybe per category RSS?
I've never setup RSS before but I'll give it a try. I'm not expecting people want to subscribe to things I have to share, but at least the option should be there.
A changelog page
I don't really want to be making a whole blog post every time I make a change to the blog - but do want to document my development a bit. So I'll create a nice, date-ordered changelog page which will grow over time.
I've not set up any image styling or optimisations for the blog yet - and until I do I'll probably avoid adding images to my blog posts. Initially I will get 11ty Image setup, but then I want to have some custom code added so I can add a nice scrolling gallery if desired (Something I think would look cool for my Adventure posts)
But most importantly for now, is just to get into the habit of writing a bit more and populating this site with posts.
Thanks for reading,