I have been hosting the NZ Tour Guide website for a number of years, it’s a pretty simple one-page site that to save costs we had grabbed a theme from Woo Themes and let it free into the world, except that was built on some code that just isn’t doing too hot on the lighthouse scores, 57 / 100 performance, in particular, was concerning to me.
So in between a couple of projects, I looked at how I could update the site in a pretty quick and easy way using some new technologies including stripping out the entire WordPress CMS and just writing some HTML, CSS
There a couple of cool little things, the margins expand with an Intersection Observer and the images also parallax slightly in a way that lets me keep them in the HTML, I don’t like background CSS images, as it means I have a harder time working on responsive image and dropping in the
Hopefully, this becomes something we finish up but for now, it’s sitting at
This has become the basis of the live design and is live at NZTourGuide.co.nz