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Adding Detailed Zoom Images

2020-07-14 2 min read Behind the scenes Blog improvements Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

Remember the time I Added Medium Zoom ? Well as it turns out, as I was reading through Zoom’s documentation, that you can specify a separate URL to load when the image zooms in. I like this, because I crop all my images to be (for landscape oriented) 1000 pixels wide, just slightly over the size of the content area that they go into. This is a serious reduction in size from the resolution they’re taken at. I do this just to improve load times, even with WebP and compression, extra pixels (that get resized to nothingness) are extra data that needs to be sent. And since it’s literally too big to be shown like that, I crop them so that pages load nearly instantly. The problem is that when you click on an image to see it, you get… basically nothing. I (because reasons) don’t have any old images so they’ll stay the same. But from now on, any images that are added in will have a detailed version that loads when you click to zoom.

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Teknikaldomain.me Website Architecture Overview

2020-06-22 16 min read Behind the scenes Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

So I just checked in with initialcommit.com , the website run by Jacob Stopak, the same person I collaborated with to help explain the internals of version control systems, not once , but twice even. And he published an overview of how he made the site, and what tools he used. As I was looking, I noticed, we took a very different approach to get to two similar endpoints.

If you just want to see what I did, read on. If you want to see the differences, or are just curious about the various ways that sites can be built, read his first, then come back with that knowledge in mind.

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Adding Google Charts Integration

2020-04-14 8 min read Behind the scenes Blog improvements Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

Yesterday I posted about Cloudflare’s cache , and if you didn’t notice (or read far enough down), there’s actual pie charts with data in them for visualization.

Yeah, so now I can add the Google Charts API and draw charts on any page that I like, and the best part is that it was surprisingly simple to do that.

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Just a Minor Facelift

2020-02-18 1 min read Blog improvements Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count
Anyone notice the new green paint? I like it, gives a little personal touch to the overall theme. If you don’t notice, it might be because Cloudflare hasn’t expired the local cache, so you’ll have to check back in a bit. I’m still tweaking the exact values, because accessibility had to come before my less than ideal sense of aesthetics, but right now it seems to be workable. Let me know what you think in the comments here, I’ll take the feedback. Continue reading

Hugo? More Like HuNO!

2019-09-16 4 min read Behind the scenes Fails Rants Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count
So I have no doubt, given Cloudflare’s metrics, that plenty have seen this site. They’ve probably also experienced one of the longest load times in existence, default fonts, and broken icons. Well, I just about fixed it. The Problem There were two main problems: The first is that a few directories referenced in the template didn’t exist by default. For example, /fonts when the actual contents are at static/fonts. This has an easy fix, we call that a symlink. Continue reading