A ludicrous experiment triggered by a playfull tweet:
free side project idea: HTML-only static site generated clock that deploys a new version to @netlify every minute – @zachleat
What does it do?
- It builds a page with the local time for a variety of timezones. (correct at build time.)
- When served on Netlify's global CDN, visitors are routed to the correct page for them based on the country they access from.
What on earth for?
Since we can run this build so regularly and with such confidence on Netlify, we rebuild and deploy automatically every minute.
Are you an idiot?
Have a poke around!
// clone this repository git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:philhawksworth/html-time.git // move into the project and install the dependencies cd html-time yarn // run a local development server with auto-rebuild and hot reloading yarn start
Deployed (really rather often) to Netlify
Format for localisations
Pages for different locales follow the conventions set out on Wikipedia