Static site generators vs. caching

What’s the difference between static site generators and caching you ask? A short answer might be: there is no technical benefit between both. But the mindset behind the two is completely different. I think the topic is too interesting to…

Image optimizers

I’ve been working lately on image optimisation in Stitcher. As a try-out, I’ve added this library to the responsive images module. Enabling the optimizer is done by updating Stitcher (1.0.0-alpha2), and adding the following parameter in config.yml. engines: optimizer: true

Tackling responsive images – part 2

In my previous post, I wrote about the idea behind integrating responsive images and Stitcher. A pretty robust library came to be. You could throw it any image, and it would generate a set of variations of that images, scaled…

Tackling responsive images – part 1

One of the main goals when I started with Stitcher was heavily optimized images. Looking at the HTTP Archive stats, it’s clear we’re doing something wrong. Luckily, the Responsive images spec has been made by a lot of smart people…

My coding year 2016

Before the year 2016 is finally over, I want to take some time to look back. What were my goals for 2016 and did they work out? What did I learn and what are my goals for 2017? Let me…

How I refactor to collections

Refactoring to Collections is a great book by Adam Wathan where he demonstrates, how you can avoid loops by using collections. It sounds great from the beginning but you need to practice it in order to be able to use…