Here goes nothing. An inaugural post ought to be haphazard, right?

Gratitude to all the developers and writers and such that have come before us, that have generously shared their struggles and learnings and insights and expertise. We have learned volumes from you, and yet we still know practically nothing. For example, on this Jekyll blog, we must name our posts according to the following scheme, YEAR-MONTH-DAY-title.MARKUP, for example 2000-05-05-Prom-Drama.md. Didn’t know that, but we’re guessing that helps Jekyll parse the posts and keep them in order. We can also use front matter to organize the metadata above each post.

Right before going this direction, we were getting pretty excited about iframes. Yes, <iframe></iframe>s. Turns out we can’t use them to form includeable partials without javascript or a web server. But for a minute we thought we could. The crux came in two forms: (1) loading the contents of the <head> tag inside of a self-destructing iframe did not mesh well with the old DOM load, and (2) these magic iframes take their sweet time loading and self-destructing, so page load got irretrievably spotty and sluggish right away. Here is a snippet of the magic iframe approach to vanilla HTML templating, in case you care to try it out:

  <iframe src="./inc/head.html" onload="this.before((this.contentDocument.body||this.contentDocument).children[0]);this.remove()"></iframe>

With the gritty nits out of the way, we had better get back to porting that lovely little custom job we was tinkering with into this Jekyll framework. It might work. Seriously. It might.

We’re so glad you’re here 🥰