Blaine's World

Weblog Posts

Updates about the site and general thoughts. The following are my most recent posts.

Site Upgrades

Published

Long time, no talk. I’ve been making some changes around here the last few days and figured I’d make a post about them. Perhaps the biggest usability improvement has been the addition of navigation breadcrumbs! Each page on the site now has a lovely trail of breadcrumbs at the top so you can find your way back if you go deep and forget where you are.

The other major addition to the markup is Open Graph tags. These <meta> tags inform instant messenger applications and social media platforms about the content of the page when you share a link. Now when sharing any page you should see a nice preview of the content and a pretty cover image (if one is available).

If you are interested in the nitty-gritty details of how these are implemented, just take a peek at the related commits on GitLab.

Hello World Wide Web

Published

This is my first “official” personal blog post. I have always wanted a place to scratch down my thoughts, but I have avoided creating a blog for some time. It’s not an uncommon occurence to wander through the internet and stuble upon an abandoned tech blog or a boilerplate wordpress setup that has a single test post. In the past I figured any personal attempt to start a weblog would have the same fate, but today I finally found the initiative to start one anyway.