Gems! (v6.5)

This maintenance release includes various quality-of-life improvements, especially when using the gem-based version of the theme. These changes come in handy when using Hydejack for a quick (project-) page: The home layout, which is used when using jekyll new, is now a proper layout that displays a few posts/pages below the regular content, and it is again possible to define an author in _config.yml without setting up a _data directory (for more, see blow).

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Third Party Scripts (v6.3)

This release makes including third party plugins easier. Until now, the push state approach to loading new pages has been interfering with embedded script tags. This version changes this by simulating the sequential loading of script tags on a fresh page load.

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JavaScripten (v6)

The last release made the theme fast in the eyes of Google, but not so much in the eyes of its readers. This release addresses this by adding a layer of JavaScript, effectively turning the whole site into a single page app.

Hydejack has always featured a JavaScript-heavy sidebar, but other than that, JS has been used sparingly. This changes with this release, which adds a ton of (optional) code that changes the feel of the theme dramatically.

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The Fast One (v5)

This release dramatically increases page load speed which matters to Google and visitors with slow connections alike.

This major release increases page load speed dramatically. The page now scores roughly 90/100 on Google’s PageSpeed Insights (up from ~50) and has a high score on similar tools.

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