When you spend hours refining your blog theme to be tens of kilobytes then you add the first image and your page weighs more than 3 megabytes!
I enjoy photography - enough to invest in good equipment, post-processing software and years of practice. One part of testing out other static-site-generators was to see if I can incorporate my photos into the blog with less hassle so that I post regularly.
I admit that I didn't try too hard with Pelican, but I did struggle to make it serve responsive images. The experience with Zola was a breeze. And as I'm trying out Nikola, it took a bit of reading documentation of another library before I could write a plugin. It works, but it is not optimized for tens of thousands of images that I have in my archive, waiting to be posted. It is slow even with less than 20 images - and that's all my fault. I think I can fix it.
But I am surprised/disappointed that none of the static-site-generators that I have tried so far come with this feature as a part of its base / core or even as plugins. Zola was the closest with ability to resize images built into it. Nikola can generate a single thumbnail and that's it.
But that's alright, because it is working on this very post :-) Over the next few days I'll clean up the plugin and publish it. In the meanwhile, enjoy this soft and fuzzy moth :)
I have been releasing most of my photographs under Creative Commons license, and I plan to continue doing so. You can click on the caption below the photos for a link to download.