03 Jan 2021
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Browsing the local timeline on Fosstodon led me to Amolith looking for a solution to tidy up html generated by static blog engines. This piqued my interest because I wasn’t too happy with the amount of empty space in the HTML generated by Jekyll and I am always on the lookout to reduce the strain on my Pi. My page is not resource heavy (just under 4KB uncompressed) but every millisecond saved helps. I found couple of solutions but only one that integrated with Jekyll - jekyll-tidy. This is how the addition to my configuration file looks now.
... jekyll_tidy: exclude:  ignore_env: nil compress_html: false ...
The stylesheet is a little dense after adding this gem but still readable and can be excluded with
ignore_env is nil so that I can preview the changes locally first.
compress_html is false to beautify the html. A true value will minify everything. This project however is in a semi-abandoned state. The stylesheet enhancement has not been merged yet and so has passing options to the HTMLbeautifier which does all the work. I am using it anyway because this fixes unnecessary spaces and makes the html a bit compact.
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