I want to let you all know to welcome our new full-time developer, @HongDa! He’s been with us for some months on a part time basis, and we recently had some funding that enabled us to employ him on a full time basis.
Hongda is a dedicated Buddhist and an excellent programmer. More than that, he is a delightful and sincere human being, and it’s been a joy to work with him.
He’s working on the front end. He’s currently working on some updates and upgrades to our text pages. We are converting all the site, piece by piece, to an awesome front-end library called LitElement, and along the way taking the opportunity to improve the usability. Our aim is to make the site lighter and faster, to have more flexible functionality with less code.
Many of the changes we’re making a this point are under the hood, so you might not notice them. Some of Hongda’s work, however, you can already see: the addition of titles to the static pages, or having persistent search terms.
The next major step forward will be the adaptation to use the latest translation sources from our new translation editor, Bilara. Hongda will be working on that over the next few months. We can’t wait to show off what we’re building!