|I joined the 512KB club||2021-01-13|
In order to get lean, I decided to join the 512KB club. This website lists sites that are below 512KB in total (uncompressed, with all dependencies). To get below that mark, I had to remove my face from the frontpage (I'm sure you'll miss it😅), since the image itself was roughly 750KB. I'm now just below 500KB, which qualifies me to join the blue team.
I'm not planning to stop here though. I think keeping a website small and simple is an excellent practice. My next step will be to get rid of all the JS junk on this site and only rely on HTML and CSS. I still want to be able to write my posts in Markdown, so I will have to come up with a way to generate pages from them. A safe bet for this would be to use a SSG like Hugo. Frankly, writing my own simple SSG probably wouldn't hurt either. Let's see how high I can climb the ranks of the 512KB club. Care to join me?
This is post 003 of #100DaysToOffload.