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Remaining Todos

So far I have listed (publicly and privately) the following remaining todos:

  • Support for markdown-it-katex
  • Support for js-sequence-diagrams
  • Mobile friendliness
  • Routes for individual posts
  • Metadata for each individual post using markdown-it-meta or similar
  • Centering images
  • Pagination
  • High-resolution favicons
  • Code splitting
  • Linting
  • Serverless authentication
  • Markdown editor in React
  • Disqus Comments
  • Google Analytics
  • Deployment pipeline
  • Responsive navbar

Of these, the following are done:

  • Mobile friendliness
  • Deployment pipeline

The following are put on hold indefinitely:

  • Anything regarding routes:
    • Routes for individual posts
    • Pagination
    • Code splitting
  • Anything that's a nice to have:
    • Markdown-it-katex, no console errors
    • js-sequence-diagrams
    • Metadata for each individual post
    • High-res favicons
    • Linting
    • Centering images
    • Disqus Comments
    • Responsive navbar
  • Anything that would need a server
    • Google Analytics
    • Editor in React

Uh, yeah… Most of these will probably not be finished…

Kinda sad, but I think I should admit it to myself and to the world. There will be other projects ahead where I can learn to tackle these problems.

So some more experience gained:

  • Having a server is really nice. Serverless authentication is technically possible, if you use something like AWS Lambda. Which is basically a pay-per-execution server. Which given any meaningful scale, is going to require you to pay through the nose. Might as well have a backend. Not having a backend is the whole point of this blog.
  • I don't know anything security as of right now, including XSS vulnerabilities, which are created if you use dangerouslySetInnerHTML in React, which may have helped resolve some of the mathML console errors that I was seeing. I'm not going to expose myself to those practices if I don't need to, and certainly not because I have console errors.
  • Code splitting through react-router is done through the routes. However, if you have one main route, I don't think you can split along route params. A server would help in this case too.
  • I can't create new files in React alone. So no live editor unfortunately.
  • I tried integrating high-res favicons, but it would just increase the bundle size and doesn't look all that much nicer.
  • I'm probably going to be the only person who is posting here for the foreseeable future, and linting isn't all that necessary.

Where does that leave me now?

  • Just continue to write posts, and if it gets too heavy (unbearable load times, unlikely because it should be load once and cached in the user's computer, and I can always add in a loading spinner), get a server.