Ultra-Fast Thumbnail Generation with Jekyll and libvips
How we started: thumbnails with smartcropper. In the very early days of OpsLevel, our marketing website was powered by WordPress. Even though our site then was small, WordPress was a pretty big moving part that required more maintenance than it was worth. We found ourselves spending time on upgrading both WordPress and its plugins, debugging when things broke, and managing performance. We also found that drafts were not a great workflow for previewing or staging changes as the live production site wouldn’t always look the same as a draft edit.