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Refactoring eink.link

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eink.link

Links to websites that work well on basic web browsers including those that come with e-readers.


I took the time to spend some time on my new side project, eink.link this morning. Since launching the site last Sunday afternoon, it’s been featured on BoingBoing and added to 512kb.club.

Although, for some reason I can’t quite fathom it still doesn’t load on Kindle browsers, I’ve made some important changes:

  • Removed SimpleCSS in favour of a custom (minified) stylesheet
  • Made dark mode the default
  • Reduced the overall size of the site to 6.6KB
  • Created GitHub issue templates for submitting bugs and links
  • Removed the favicon and added Twitter/OpenGraph cards

I’m enjoying working on this eink.link. It’s a very simple, pragmatic side project!


This post is Day 89 of my #100DaysToOffload challenge. Want to get involved? Find out more at 100daystooffload.com. Icon by Kiranshastry.

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