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Jasper Stephenson

Great article! You touched on something I really felt when I was considering vuepress (I ended up going with Nuxt) β€” they built it specifically for tech documentation, and kind of ignored the needs of people who wanted to use it for blogs. Which I thought was odd, considering the name is a play off of wordpress, which is a platform that absolutely answers to the needs of blog sites.

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Samantha Ming Author

Thanks for reading my article! Glad you found it helpful πŸ˜ƒ. The product is still young, but I think they will eventually expand their features to be beyond just a tech doc site soon. Once that happens, it will be VuePress all the way πŸ˜†. in the mean time, nuxt is such a fantastic choice. Did you use it to build a blog?

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Jasper Stephenson

Yeah! My wife runs travelingcircusofurbanism.com and I built it with Nuxt. I actually find myself using it to make most web projects these days β€”Β having already figured out SEO and multi-language and static generating it's just a huge kickstart to my projects, regardless of the minor additional bloat that might come with it. (It's bad practice, but... I'll take the trade haha)

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Samantha Ming Author

Whoa! amazing site, thanks for sharing! The design is πŸ”₯

Is that lazy image loading you're using. My blog is so image heavy, so I'm thinking of doing lazy image loading to hopefully it will improve performance πŸ€”

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Jasper Stephenson

Thanks! And yes! Luckily vue has vue-lazyload which makes things super easy. I also have a custom script running on my build step that uses Sharp to automatically make a really tiny version of all my photos that displays until the big size loads.

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