Despite what my (small) base of readers may think. I have not abandoned frank.soy. Instead, I have been preparing a “Tech Roundup” of stuff I’m excited about, with bite size examples of each. When I got to AngularJS I knew that I didn’t know enough to speak about it with authority… and so I did the tutorial on and off.

Later, I had to help someone make a website (they were allowed to use a template, and I decided to write this template.) I took this as an opportunity to implement some things from first principle (like a lightbox) for my own edification.

So finally I get back to “the monolithic blogpost” and I pick up where I left off with the awesome AngularJS tutorial and I see these people use Twitter Bootstrap and I think to myself.

  • Why don’t I make gazel.la into a one page application? [Done] You can take a look here at what it will look like. Should work way better for mobile phones.
  • Why don’t I investigate distributing all of its assets over a CDN? [Pending]
  • Why don’t I fix some of the frustrations that are keeping me from writing more, like the ability to see what I write as I type? [Done] This is the results of another project, written in AngularJS. Github, Application Instance.

I like to give my readers something to play with so go on and head to the application instance

Some things to try:

# Heading
## Subheading

Gives:

Heading

Subheading

Snore! Let’s type some code.

``` javascript
(function( $ ) {
  $.fn.proclaim = function() {
    alert('JavaScript will never die!');
  };
})( jQuery );
REMOVETHIS```

After removing REMOVETHIS yields:

(function( $ ) {
  $.fn.proclaim = function() {
    alert('JavaScript will never die!');
  };
})( jQuery );

I haven’t minified, combined or compressed any of the assets, so sorry if this takes a long time to load, its normal use case is to run on a server on my machine.

As noted in some of my earlier posts, frank.soy is written using RedCarpet style MarkDown and Pygments for code highlighting. I tended to put up my works in progress onto a development version for this blog in order to edit my posts and this can become cumbersome, especially when I need to change stuff.

So I’ll be splitting my big post into little chunks, each very briefly introducing new technologies that excite me. And with the preview service I can see what I’m doing as I’m doing it.