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115 days ago

Yes, you can have an interactive search feature on your static site! No need for servers or paid subscriptions here. Thanks to the open source Lunr and the power of Hugo static site generator, you can create a client-side search index with just a template and some JavaScript.

A number of my readers …

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121 days ago

Want your own website but not sure how to start? Read this for options for every level of coder, from no-code to fullstack and completely free to paid.

You can use a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) site builder like Carrd to create a simple single page site, like a list …

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124 days ago

Help me discover more awesome indie webmasters! 😄 @ me if you or your favorite blog supports webmentions!

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125 days ago

The web that raised me was a digital playground in the truest sense. It was made up of HTML experiments frankensteined together by people still figuring it all out.

The beauty of not completely knowing what you’re doing is a lack of premature judgement. Without a standard to rise to, …

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125 days ago

Just a friendly Friday reminder to write good docs. 👇

How to write good documentation

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126 days ago

What would you keep track of in a personal CHANGELOG?

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129 days ago

I’m asked this question a lot, so let me be the first to give you the good news: there’s no one right answer. As general tech-literacy increases, the culture of the coding industry is steadily, thankfully, moving away from a checklist approach. Instead of degrees and pre-requisites when …

#life #coding #open source

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131 days ago

When choosing your new product name, you can save yourself a lot of grief by asking, “What would this sound like if someone verbed it?”

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135 days ago

If you’re trying to turn on GitHub Pages for a Hugo theme repository, the configuration files in your theme might make GitHub Pages (Jekyll, really) confused. I successfully got GitHub Pages to serve the site using the after adding a _config.yml file for Jekyll with:

exclude: [ …

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136 days ago

As a Director of Engineering, I’m a software developer who hires and leads other software developers. It’s not surprising then that I get asked this question a lot, in various forms:

  • How do I become a software developer?
  • What language or framework should I learn first?
  • Where do I start?

While I’m …

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