Jay Holtslander

Technologist

Posted Jan 18, 2019

For those that may be curious about the technical details of this website I’ve created this page which should tell you everything you want to know about what went into it to make it what it is right now.

Once upon a time this site was Wordpress (For time constraint reasons only). Now it is not. I built it as a static website processed by a static site generator and I’m very happy with how this website performs now. On GTMetrix it’s scoring an A (100%) and an A (96%) scores loading in blazing fast 0.9s. On Google Page Speed Insights tool it’s scoring a perfect 100 for desktop users. Pingdom’s Website speed test reports a fantastic score as well (1.17s load time) despite a few false positive point deductions on the score.

“2 seconds is the threshold for ecommerce website acceptability. At Google, we aim for under a half second.” – Maile Ohye, Google

I work on a LOT of websites and I can tell you that some of the biggest performance hits you’ll see on websites are:

  • Poor image optimization
  • Poor infrastructure
  • Google Maps
  • Google Tag Manager
  • Google Analytics
  • Facebook Pixels
  • Twitter embeds

This site avoids most of those pitfalls.

Current version

Backend:

  • Static HTML (PWA)
  • PHP (1 line for Markdown insertion on blog posts.)
  • Javascript
  • jQuery (Temporary dependancy)

Frontend:

Infrastructure

Extra Speed:

Extra Functionality:

Bells and Whistles:

Build tool(s)

As Leonardo Da Vinci said:

Art is never finished, only abandoned.

Coming soon

Next iteration