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    1. What are the best practices for a bilingual website?

      Some time ago I asked about domain names, so consider this a follow up question. I'll most likely use Hugo and Github Pages for my blog/personal website, but I'm open to suggestions. As always, I...

      Some time ago I asked about domain names, so consider this a follow up question. I'll most likely use Hugo and Github Pages for my blog/personal website, but I'm open to suggestions.

      As always, I must preface with a disclaimer: I'm neither a programmer nor an IT person, but I am curious and have the ability to follow instructions.

      Some articles will be in both languages (English is one of them), but not all. Some things will only make sense for a particular audience.

      I understand that there are bilingual themes for Hugo, I even tried one and it worked reasonably well (I wasn't able to translate the UI, though...). But, apart from that, I'd like to know if a bilingual blog is even a good idea in the first place. How will search engines treat my blog? Can that be confusing for users (specially because I have no idea how to serve them the appropriate version of the website)? Should I just have two blogs instead?

      Thanks!

      7 votes
    2. Little 12ft.io bookmarklet

      Today I was doing some paywall hopping and wondered why there wasn't a 12ft.io bookmarklet to make it a little easier. So I whipped up this little 5 second bookmarklet for anyone who hasn't...

      Today I was doing some paywall hopping and wondered why there wasn't a 12ft.io bookmarklet to make it a little easier.

      So I whipped up this little 5 second bookmarklet for anyone who hasn't bothered to do it themselves yet.

      Just make a bookmark with the code snippet below as the URL.

      javascript: (() => { window.location.replace("https://12ft.io/" + window.location.href)})();
      

      I tried to make a link here that could be dragged and dropped directly into a bookmark bar, but it's disallowed.

      20 votes
    3. Why have web pages dropped the www?

      I don't know where to put this question, if here or in ~tech, but I chose here due to I want a response for someone who doesn't know all about internet. So my question is: why there is a trend of...

      I don't know where to put this question, if here or in ~tech, but I chose here due to I want a response for someone who doesn't know all about internet.

      So my question is: why there is a trend of removing the www of every web address? why it was standard in the first place and not now?

      There are a handful of popular web pages that don't use a triple w in their link and they have replaced it or removed it. Tildes, for example, doesn't need triple w. Why?

      17 votes
    4. How should I make my personal website?

      I am not a developer, but I do have interesting in learning. A while ago I asked a question similar to that. I did not take any concrete action since then, and now have some new information to...

      I am not a developer, but I do have interesting in learning.

      A while ago I asked a question similar to that. I did not take any concrete action since then, and now have some new information to add.

      The website shall be called myactualname.com, and will contain about/biography, and a few sections containing articles that I wish to write on different subjects.

      That can probably be done without coding on one of the many free blogging platforms currently available, such as Medium, Wordpress, and Substack, but the lack of control is unfortunate.

      At the same time, I wish for this website to last a long time, and to be reasonably independent of maintenance. With the Brazilian Real valued at less than one-fifth of the US dollar, hosting prices skyrocketed. Besides, I cannot always rely on my own ability to stay on top of that kind of thing, so it would be beneficial for my web presence to be more resilient than my bank account and mental state. I figure that hosting it on Github Pages, Gitlab Pages (or both) would be a good way to avoid ever going down (it looks like duplicate content is bad for search engines, though, so I might keep one of those private, just for backup reasons). And I could reserve the domain for two or three years in advance.


      I really like simple text-focused personal websites like this one. They load fast and are easy to read, but are generally not very pretty or responsive. I have basic notions of HTML and CSS and intend to learn more.

      In the previous post, someone suggested using Hugo, which seems like a good option. On the other hand, for something that simple, I wonder what would be the downside of simply coding it from scratch. One thing I know for sure is that I want this website to be rather permanent: whatever changes I ever do to its design should not impact accessibility to previous content (link rot). How can I achieve that? No idea.

      Since I write in English and Portuguese, the website must be bilingual. I'm not sure how to implement or manage that, especially in regards to search engines.

      I resumed the course on Free Code Camp, which I expect will help in achieving all that.


      With that in mind, I reiterate my question: should I make my personal website? Should I just use a free blogging platform? Should I use Hugo or something similar? Any particular free CMS? Or maybe just use what I learn to code it from scratch?

      Thanks!

      15 votes
    5. Riff.cc, a torrent website for creative commons and free culture

      Riff.cc is a private tracker torrent site that is completely focused on works distributed with creative commons, public domain, gpl or other free culture licenses. It has some plans to allow...

      Riff.cc is a private tracker torrent site that is completely focused on works distributed with creative commons, public domain, gpl or other free culture licenses.
      It has some plans to allow tipping creators and seeders using digital currency.

      You can use this invite to signup (I believe there is a limit of 90 people who can use it).

      https://u.riff.cc/register/fb4dc3bf-af81-43f4-94fb-5afc6b24b159

      17 votes