Kurt McKee

lessons learned in production

Hey there! This article was written in 2015.

It might not have aged well for any number of reasons, so keep that in mind when reading (or clicking outgoing links!).

Moving, part 4

Posted 25 January 2015 in website

I've gotten the site to a decent visual and functional state -- pagination works, categories work, feeds work...it still feels like it's missing something, either a functional or navigational element. Maybe it doesn't feel right simply because I'm unaccustomed to a single-column blog.

Things to improve but that take more effort: XSL transforms for the feeds (giving explanations and subscription links to various services), contributing a patch back to Pelican to use .atom and .rss extensios for feeds (which will fix MIME type problems caused by using a generic .xml extension), better meta data on the pages, sitemap creation, and displaying old comments.