# Better Gem Support (v6.5)

Hydejack v6.5 includes various quality-of-life improvements, especially when using the gem-based version of the theme.

This maintenance release includes various quality-of-life improvements,
especially when using the gem-based version of the theme.
These changes come in handy when using Hydejack for a quick (project-) page:
The home layout, which is used when using jekyll new,
is now a proper layout that displays a few posts/pages below the regular content,
and it is again possible to define an author in _config.yml
without setting up a _data directory (for more, see blow).

# Related Projects and Data Tables (v6.4)

In Hydejack v6.4 I’ve added a “Other Projects” section to the bottom of each project page, making it easier for users to navigate through your collection and discover other projects.

In this release I’ve added a “Other Projects” section to the bottom of each project page,
making it easier for users to navigate through your collection and discover other projects.
Also, it’s now possible to display larger (data-) tables that were previously cut off (especially on mobile devices).

# Third Party Scripts (v6.3)

Hydejack v6.3 makes including third party plugins easier.

This release makes including third party plugins easier.
Until now, the push state approach to loading new pages has been interfering with embedded script tags.
This version changes this by simulating the sequential loading of script tags on a fresh page load.

# JavaScripten (v6)

Hydejack v6 adds a layer of JavaScript, effectively turning the whole site into a single page app.

Hydejack has always featured a JavaScript-heavy sidebar, but other than that, JS has been used sparingly.
This changes with this release, which adds a ton of (optional) code that changes the feel of the theme dramatically.

# The Fast One (v5)

Hydejack v5 dramatically increases page load speed which matters to Google and visitors with slow connections alike.

This major release increases page load speed dramatically.
The page now scores roughly 90/100 on Google’s PageSpeed Insights (up from ~50) and
has a high score on similar tools.