17 Nov '19
benswift.me dev roadmap for 2020
As a developer of web tech curricula (specifically 2D graphics & interaction design in COMP1720) there’s always a tension in trying to just teach the fundamentals and keeping the coursework up-to-date. For the latter, that doesn’t necessarily mean re-writing the course each year with the js framework-du-jour, but it’s useful to at least know what the best practices are and how to point students in a good direction if they want to go deeper.
I try and use this website as a bit of a test-bed for trying new things and staying up to date. So, here’s my list of things to try in 2020:
update to Jekyll 4 (currently, it’s the
jekyll-assetsplugin that’s blocking this update)
re-write the CSS (from the current hand-rolled Sass) to something using a utility class framework like Tailwind
package up my reveal slides plugin on npm (if I switch to Eleventy) or RubyGems (if I stay with Jekyll) so that others can use them