Why is your site not static

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First of all, let’s talk about the post page. When I was designing it, there were a few choices.

I could make all posts as HTML and serve them statically. The only parts that change from post to post are the content, date and title. This would work fine, but it has one flaw: the network traffic has a lot of boilerplate HTML. Why bother the server with that?

The API that comes with this website already serves the data that changes for each post. The job of the post page is to show it in the format normies are used to. Besides that, you can always read the posts via the RSS feed (link deprecated, see top of post).

Still, normies would not download the web pages manually, but depend on caching. It was pointed out by a good friend, a true comrade. This blew my mind in a good way. As a bonus, more of the JavaScript can be removed, which is another victory for the website.