Here you'll find the latest updates to HSK
Fix links to PlecoDict 2.0 files which were broken for some decks
Internal updates to webpack configuration to re-use common build information
Update styling of headers and text
Improve resilience of 404 URL's
Fix issue where pjax would bind to downloads
Move static content pages to reStructuredText
Massive refactor of template system and pjax.
This add pjax support (fast page transitions) to the CHANGES pages
Fix inconsistencies when flipping between site pages and flashcards
Internally refactor search and directory into its own application
Get scrolling navbar working on updates page
Port old updates from the about page over
Start noting updates
Performance: Static files are now served through S3
Look at feel: Switched web framework from Bootstrap to Bulma
More internal code cleanup to make maintenance easier</li>
Breadcrumb navigation shows full name of card set instead of acronym.
Breadcrumb navigation shows the total lessons/cards.
Improvements for browsing flashcards on mobile devices.
You can now use a search bar to find chinese characters by english definition, simplified, traditional and pinyin. The search bar on the top right can initiate a search from anywhere on the website.
You can now browse chinese character by pinyin using the english alphabet. It will search through all possible tones / diacratics for you. Use the "Pinyin" field. So search "wo" can match any tone of wo.
Default font is now Roboto (was using Verdana earlier).
Upgraded to Bootstrap 4
More internal cleanup
HSKFlashcards has been updated internally to faciliate development of new features for exploring 中文!
Bootstrap has been updated from 2 to 3. Django has been updated from 1.4 to 1.10. The codebase has been cleaned up significantly and work will continue over the next few days.
In addition, social networking will be reintegrated into the site for Twitter and Facebook
The New HSKFlashcards
Over the past 5 months I have spent weekends and late nights trying to fill my own technical debt. Alchemy is when we turn matter into something useful. What is matter lies in the perceiver - a vacuum or void is space with time is matter to the hermetic hacker. The best material to repay technical debt is inherit invested effort from a prior generation. Nature's grace gave me the fortune of meeting Jacob, thanks is owed to him for his time making the original site a reality. Not only to him, my teachers, the nobel people who gave us permission to use their content, the sages and long-forgotten who undertook preserving Chinese culture and the open source community.
Our deeds, discipline and actions are not coincidental, we're a model for bringing order out of chaos, taxonomy out of mess, hope in a hard world, light to darkness, truth to lies, depth to shallowness, so as to create fixed stars in a world where people roam so lost. We do what we do not out of pride but expectation for what we leave after us. I hope this method and its fruits will be passed down to the generations to nourish.