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2019 Redesign Notes

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Recap

I Have Learnt:

  • #1
    • I need to make what I build adaptive. Do not assume one type of content will be utilised more than another because that is what I do right now.
    • The design is not doing the heavy lifting I require from it.
    • While I have the overall trajectory in the right direction, the website needs fine tuning in all areas.
  • #2
    • I am happy in general with the technical way the static website works.
    • I need to re-examine the technology it is built upon, Eleventy looks to be the favoured platform to switch.
    • Build time needs to be reduced it is creeping up and taking too long.
    • I have some custom areas of my Jekyll build that need to be documented and ascertained if I can get feature parity by it’s replacement.
  • #3
    • The static site model on Netlify is working well
    • Github as my singular code source is the right choice
    • Flow on effects from Mastr Cntrl can cause all sorts of consequences (see below)
    • The architecture I built organically isn’t bad for a first attempt.
    • Heroku feels like it could be an unnecessary complication.
    • Can Lambda functions replace Mastr Cntrl or key functions?
    • Can I reduce 3 ecosystems?

Future Actions

  • #1
    • Do a deep dive on the UX.
    • Look in to the user interface design at a later date, once I understand requirements better.
    • I have yet to review where Mastr Cntrl is not meeting my requirements.
    • I have not looked at the overall architecture and this needs reviewing.
  • #2
    • Explore Eleventy and build a POC to demonstrate I can migrate successfully.
    • Revisit the design and UX of the current site. Explore this in detail to design a system that works for my needs.
    • Investigate improving the quality of my RSS feeds and general syndication content.
    • Investigate Avatar loading, caching and progressive loading techniques.
    • Minimise external load content such as Mapbox images and Avatars.
    • Set some time to review my Netlify integration and set-up. How can this be improved?
    • Set some time to review future integrations and what I will be accommodating.
    • Automate syndicating to IndieNews.
  • #3
    • Explore the possibility of Lambda functions instead of Mastr Cntrl.
    • Explore the possibility of splitting Mastr Cntrl in to discreet modules with Mastr Cntrl acting as the gatekeeper.
    • Add testing coverage to Mastr Cntrl
    • Investigate the recurring issues

Diagrams and Data

My current architecture

Input Source Input Type Input Format Output Type Output Format Output Destination Intended Audience Purpose Importance
Telegraph Webmention JSON Webmention JSON Website All Share With Community 2
Brid.gy Webmention JSON Webmention JSON Website All Share With Community 2
OwnYourSwarm Micropub JSON Checkin Markdown Website Me Record Life 3
OwnYourSwarm Webmention JSON Webmention JSON Website Me Record Life 3
OwnYourSwarm Image JPG Image JPG Website Me Record Life 3
Quill Micropub JSON Note Markdown Website All Share With Community 2
Quill Micropub JSON Bookmark Markdown Website All Share With Community 2
Quill Micropub JSON RSVP Markdown Website All Share With Community 2
Quill Micropub JSON Like Markdown Website All Share With Community 2
Quill Image JSON Image JPG Website All Share With Community 2
Quill Micropub JSON Syndication XML Zapier All Share With Community 2
Quill Micropub JSON Webmention JSON Telegraph All Share With Community 2
Direct Post Creation Markdown Post HTML Website All Share With Community 1
Direct Post Creation Markdown Webmention JSON Telegraph All Share With Community 1
Direct Post Creation Markdown Syndication XML Zapier All Share With Community 1
LastFM Feed XML Post HTML Website Me Record Life 3
Wacht Feed JSON Post HTML Website Me Record Life 3
Untappd Feed JSON Post HTML Website Me Record Life 3
Mapbox Image JPG Image JPG Website Me Record Life 3