I recently tested two portable disk drives to use for data backups but was appalled by how badly they performed. The drives would alternate between writing quickly (50 – 100MB/s) and stuttering to a halt (250 – 500KB/s), and I could not understand why.
The biggest improvement was the easy-to-use responsive design classes from Tailwind, which makes layout extremely simple and predictable.
I’m still in awe of this library.
Parcel handled the compiling, bundling, and development hot-reloading for Pug, and is a breeze to use as well.
As it turns out, Parcel has a “my way or the highway” style of compiling and bundling files together that didn’t make any sense to me once the redesign started to involve more than just the landing page. It was overkill.
So I had to take a step back and write a build script to generate the contents of the website, which gave me a chance to learn the command-line versions of pug, tailwind, PostCSS, and PurgeCSS.
New Landing Page
New Food Reviews Website
This also gave me the chance to completely rework my food reviews Jekyll site to actually look like something usable in 2019.