articlesIntroducing the new
July 19, 2023

Introducing the new

I carefully over-engineered this website to be at the crossroad of useful and fun. Useful because accessible, lightweight and easy to manage. And well, fun to build of course!

It took a handful of late nights and a few back and forth between technologies and layouts... to finally settle on what you're seeing now 🎉 Aside from a complete redesign, a lot was done under the hood to address important things. Here were my main goals and how I achieved them:

✅ Incentivize me to write articles: now using Contentful and leveraging NextJS preview mode to remove as much friction as possible.

✅ Offer a good browsing experience to everyone: accessibility has been at the centre of this revamp. Colors and contrasts, responsiveness, animations, screen reader optimisations, etc.

✅ Reach a Lighthouse score of 90+: this website is using Incremental Static Regeneration to serve pages as-fast-as-possible from Contentful.

✅ Respect your privacy: I'm self-hosting an instance of Umami, an open-source and privacy-focused alternative to Google Analytics.


Technology overview:

  • Next.js with Incremental Static Regeneration (ISR).

  • Typescript

  • Tailwind CSS: utility-first framework

  • Partytown, to load 3rd party scripts in a Service Worker


  • Vercel: hosting of frontend

  • CDN: Cloudflare

  • Registrar: Njalla

  • Content Management System (CMS): Contentful

  • Digital Asset Management (DAM): Cloudinary

  • Analytics: Umami (self-hosted)