September: Global Link Previews
As my August project is technically finished, but not finished-and-posted, I’d like to move on to a new project as I continue to prepare it in the background. This is one that actually arose as part of August’s project: Wikipedia link previews. I love these things and wish they were everywhere. The problem is that dynamic global link previews aren’t really possible since they require making cross-origin requests from one site to another, which are generally restricted. The primary goal of this project is overcoming that limitation through serverless functions, specifically Cloudflare Workers. I’ve wanted to try this technology out for a while, and this feels like a nice and simple little project to give it a shot. I’m used to writing traditional APIs and deploying them myself, so writting little snippets of code that run on abstracted machines feels very Twelve-websites-esqe in it’s simplicity, if I can get it to work.