Switched to Eleventy
This is not super interesting inside baseball, but I’ve converted this blog from Gatsby to Eleventy.
I got annoyed when I tried to make a post a few weeks ago and the Gatsby dev server hung. Realizing I was several years out-of-date, I tried upgrading to Gatsby v3 and ran into an incompatibility between Theme UI and MDX.
Rather than excise one or the other from the code, I recognized that Gatsby was an over-engineered solution to at least my problem, and I found another static site generator.1
I’ve got pretty much all of the posts migrated over. I didn’t bother bringing the ones about comments (or the comment form itself) owing to… this blog has no traffic. And therefore no comments. Find me @fionawhim on Twitter if you have something to say.
The style is very similar but I re-wrote it all in vanilla CSS. Which I don’t love. But I did get a chance to use CSS variables, which is something. I do miss Emotion and being able to generalize, parameterize, and compose CSS styles just as I would other code.