Seb De Deyne
I prefer to use light interfaces, so I rarely use dark mode in macOS or iOS. I often see people add dark mode to their sites, but never really knew whether visitors actually care. I started a Twitter poll:
Do you consider dark mode on websites / blogs (not apps) useful?
The poll is still open. At the time of writing, 225 people responded, and 47% answered “Yes”. Enough to convince me to add a dark mode to my blog.
I first noticed webmentions in the wild on Hidde de Vries’ blog about two years ago. Last week it finally happened, I added webmention support to my blog too! Well, partial support at least. I’m now receiving and displaying webmentions. Sending them out is a project for another day.
This blog was a custom Laravel application for the past few years. While I was happy with the Laravel solution, I’m slowly trying to move away from maintaining my own servers. I’m also drawn to the simplicity and stability of serving plain html, so I decided to look into static site generators.
I quickly discovered that Hugo was what I was looking for. Hugo is a very fast and very popular static site generator.