Creating a series taxonomy in Hugo

Creating a series taxonomy in Hugo

I like the concept of blog post series — a large topic or project, broken up in smaller pieces. Easier to write, easier to read.

Here is how I implemented a series taxonomy in Hugo 👇

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Video solutions for this blog

Video solutions for this blog

I’m not a big fan of embedding YouTube videos, it adds a lot of weight to the page and I have limited control over it. It pulls in all kinds of styles, scripts and fonts from multiple domains. YouTube has a nocookie embed option, which is suppose to be privacy-friendly, but who knows.

So if not YouTube — what then? Vimeo is one option, it costs a few coffees per month. But it has some of the same problems as YouTube, as it also uses an iframe.

So I tried some other solutions.

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My 100th post — and some thoughts on writing

My 100th post — and some thoughts on writing

This is my 100th post! 33 posts (one third 😮) of those were written in 2021. And it’s only the beginning of May 🙂

I’ve tried and failed at blogging several times before, changed platform, and failed again. But this time I have managed to keep it going, at least so far, since I migrated back to Hugo in January.

I’m still migrating content from my old wiki, and have about 25 posts left. I’ve built and documented my electronics projects since 2006, so it’s nice to have all that history in one place — this blog.

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Dominant color background on cover images — with Hugo

Dominant color background on cover images — with Hugo

I recently added a CSS background color to my cover images, using the dominant color from the cover image itself. It is a nice effect, and gives the appearance of faster load time — should the image take some time to complete.

For my transparent cover images; I made the background very opaque, providing a soft touch of color. I think it looks nice 🙂

Here is how I did it. 👇

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Implementing photo gallery posts in Hugo

Implementing photo gallery posts in Hugo

I’ve been thinking about adding some kind of photo implementation on this blog since I first set it up. I didn’t really know what I wanted, or how I wanted to use it - so I’ve been putting it off.

The last couple of weeks I’ve been more interested in photography, even borrowed a macro lens to see if that is something I enjoyed (it was 👍)

It’s time to tackle the photo implementation!

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