Paula Whitefield

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Site Conversion from Markdown to Nunjucks

Authored by Paula Whitefield on 2022-10-28 at 04:00.

It was a fun challenge to try doing it all in Markdown, but Nunjucks is better.

As I learn about how powerful HTML can be, I found Markdown to be rather limiting. For example there was no native way to create hyperlinks that opened in a new tab/window, and would either need some complex configuration which is over my head or to use normal HTML, and if I'm going to use HTML, then I might as well not use Markdown.

Nunjucks is a templating language that allows for dynamic things to be done at build time, similar to how you could do it in PHP except its all pre-generated ahead of time (build time) rather than for every page load (request time). This makes the website fast.

It was some task going over everything and changing it all to HTML with Nunjucks, but I think I got it all.

Anyway, thanks for reading, and have a great day.

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