Seph News Redesign
May 9, 2022#meta, #site🛠️
How I Built It
I'm thinking about turning the code I used to make this into a little public starter repo, too. But that's well down the road.
Probably the most interesting aspect of the overall stack is that Obsidian is used to write all the content. A shell script runs every morning that sends all the Obsidian files over to the codebase. I even get to naively insert pictures from the clipboard and they're converted into optimized Next
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Don't send me the best version, because it'll never be done. Don't send me the second best version, because it'll never get done on time. Send me the third best version.
- Ancient Klingon Proverb
Seph News v3 joined the world on May 1, 2022. How's it look? I always enjoy the feeling of a warm charcoal black in the background. 'Like the background radiation of some far-off star," a friend said.
Every year I make a new version: 2020 was the first one, when I just learned to code. I did it in Gatsby and Obsidian. This blog post details it.
c 2020 beginner's mind
Then last year I used Next.js and Sanity, a headless CMS with a really advanced query language that made it trivial to show backlinks in different documents.
Here's what Seph News v2 looked like:
I stopped writing posts in it on March 16, 2021. Let's hope I'm better about the writing habit this time around.
Workin' on it!
This post is still in the shop.