I had a bit of time this weekend to tinker with my site.
The biggest change is one that happens totally behind the scenes - I've added a step to the service that compiles and deploys my site to automatically send Webmentions from my posts to posts that I am responding to or mentioning. There are many folks with projects around this, but they tend to be a little more aggressive than I like in finding URLs to send mentions to. For example, they often want to send mentions to my homepage and avatar image for my own posts!
So, I have added a Webmention sender to my site that is triggered by new and updated pages and sends mentions to any URLs that I am specifically responding to or person tagging, along with any URLs mentioned in the actual content of the post.
Along with this, I now support person tags on regular entries like this one. I can add a tag like http://tantek.com to a post and it will tag them with proper markup and, if possible, show the name and photo from their homepage h-card.
Finally, I did a little cleanup in how I display reply contexts for other people's posts that have multiple images in them, like this one from Aaron Parecki.
It's nice to be able to sit down and knock off the little nagging TODOs here on the site. That said, I'm hoping to be able to make some big changes, soon! We'll see what my schedule allows.
I won’t be posting directly to my Facebook timeline anymore. In keeping with my move to embrace the IndieWeb, any posts I make to Facebook will be syndicated there from my own website, kimberlyhirsh.com. Each Facebook post will include a link to the original post on my website. Through the magic of the IndieWeb, my original post will receive likes...
We have something really big to announce today. Micro.blog now supports hosting short-form podcasts, also known as microcasts, with a companion iPhone app called Wavelength for recording, editing, and publishing episodes. Before the Kickstarter campaign last year, I started my Timetable microcast to talk about the things I was working on, with a focus on planning what would become Micro.blog....
rhearamakrishnan.com – Working on a redesign of her site. Making good use of view-source on sites that she likes for inspiration. Working on a mixed media art project with post cards that direct you to a website that contains coordinates to a geo cache containing an actual letter.
jonathanprozzi.net – Been doing lots of work stuff that overlaps with personal web interests. Working on his wedding page. It's now up on Netlify and uses their form collection for RSVPs.
Meeting Notes Homebrew Website Club Baltimore had our first March meetup at the Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center on Wednesday, March 7th. Here are the notes from the broadcast portion of tonight’s gathering! derekfields.is – Today Derek worked on his infrastructure and how he wants his domain to handle requests. He’s setting up a subdomain for VueJS apps, and is figuring out how he...