# To-do list for this site

How did you get in here? How did you get inside the sausage factory? Watch your fingers.

Things I am doing to spruce this place up as part of yak shaving my academic writing workflow.

## render better

blogdown::build_site(build_rmd = "timestamp")

or even

options(blogdown.files_filter = blogdown::timestamp_filter)
blogdown::build_site(build_rmd = TRUE)

should I smooth this by switching to cutting-edge blogdown?

remotes::install_github('rstudio/blogdown')

## render to markdown

Instead of to HTML. Many benefit in terms of having better hugo hooks. michael toth’s solution.

update: hugodown supports this.

## mail subscription

HEAD documents the recommended tags for maximising social spread and suchlike from a website.

## Social interactions

Some of these are hard to do with my static site — which is to say, hard like ordinary dynamic websites are, not frictionless like my humble static site is.

## Webmentions

### ActivityPub

A.k.a. ActivityStreams 2.0. I think this standard is real and is sometimes claimed to subsume comments and webmentions 🤷‍♂ It looks like there is variable effort involved in enabling the suite of features and widges here. Verifying my id in ActivityPub is chill. All the mutual sharing of data involves cryptographical signing etc. Out of scope for now.

## better code highlighting

For new themes, via https://bookdown.org/yihui/blogdown/templates.html#how-to

Alternatively for my theme it is just in the config. https://github.com/rstudio/blogdown/issues/360#issuecomment-457395421

these are both via highlight.js; I could use the server-side pandoc-based solutions such as pygments or chroma. Explanations of those by Maëlle Salmon : https://ropensci.org/technotes/2020/04/30/code-highlighting/ These look harder to integrate into Rmarkdown posts, but ok for native hugo https://gohugo.io/content-management/syntax-highlighting/

Also code folding.

## citations

render citations as data? Or at least link to the .bib file? See how radix does this?

Why are citations showing up as a sub div of the last div? Can I change that?

## Searching

Get a search I can link to?

Fix safari search styling

## Go to page bundle structure

A lot of work; minimal gain for blogdown AFAICS

## Images

### media pipeline

Via page bundles?

I would need to restructure my content for that

I wonder if there is a pandoc pipe that could make that easier, or if I should do it with a python markdown parser e.g. with a TreeProcessor, or the syntax tree-friendly Mistletoe. Easiest: parse HTML, if needed parse md to HTML.

## Tracker

I would also like to display most popular pages; that would be fun. But I will wait for netlify to release their API rather than getting prematurely excited about that.

If I want to work around in the mean time, Jim Nielson shows how.

## Mathjax update

https://www.mathjax.org/#gettingstarted

## AMP

Google’s accelerated mobile pages. Seems a huge effort. https://themes.gohugo.io/tags/amp/ https://gohugo-amp.gohugohq.com/

## Look nice

I made my own theme; it has various wonderful features such as being simple and easy to understand. However, it has the problem that I am no graphical designer.

TBD: choose a monospace font so I can control the size better. I’m currently using Jetbrains mono, which is fine, but not perfect. I would like a serifed code font that was for the cheezy old-timey typewriter feel, but also with low ambiguity of custom characters, and that supported a good range of characters. These desiderata do not seem to be available in free monospace fonts.