Diem CMS: Seize it or leave it?

A long, long while ago, I promised some people - including myself - a decent review of the CMS I used to build this site. Of course, as it always goes, I got lost in some kind of time-sucking black hole called study-and-work. I still remember the article that made me choose Diem in the first place, though. His words, in an email conversation following that article he wrote: "My preference is that you try out Diem and write a review like mine with a live preview" As you can see, I did try out Diem (this site is built with it). In my first blogpost on this site, you can read in detail how the birth of this site came down. The only thing that's still missing, is that review, so I reckoned it was about time to correct that mistake.

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How to: Speed up your websites!

Proud as I am of my brand-new, sexy website, I realize there's always things that can be improved. One of these things I was made aware of today by Kye, of the Diem community: the speed of this website. Admittedly I had already noticed it was somewhat on the slow side. But only when Kye confronted me with a report from webpagetest.org, I realized how bad it really was. So, with some tips from Kye, and some further googling, I set out to speed it up somehow. Because I think many (aspiring) web developers struggle with this problem, and because I've discovered how easy the improvements can be, I decided to share them with you all!

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