Enhancing archives navigation, step 1
I decided years ago to remove paged navigation (aka "pagination"), because I find it not user friendly at all, and a nightmare for SEO with new content pushing one tenth of contents to another page (for a 10 items per page pagination). Now, I improved the UX even further.
Here's how the month by month navigation was presented earlier, in the page bottom:
While it was OK for the year by year navigation, such a full months list was really not user friendly, so I intended to enhance it a little.
Instead of "just" a little, I finaly chose to present this navigation with facets in a search engine, with the possibility to combine a filter for the content type, and another for the year or month of publication:
For example, you can navigate to the links I published in March 2019: /links/2019/03/.
I find it so easy to navigate, I wonder why I didn't have this idea earlier!
I already had the required Eleventy collections, so almost everything was done in a single shared Nunjucks template. Not the easiest one, I recon.
As you might have guessed from this article's title, I'm working on further archives navigation enhancements, we'll see that soon online, and I'll explain in a dedicated article. Stay tuned!