Ask HN: Share Your Personal Site

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  • daedalOS

    Desktop environment in the browser

    I also host my blog on there and all my pictures. As for things it can do, quite a bit actually, but many of them are proof of concept as the underlying tech is not yet at desktop speeds. I have a decent list in the

  • gutenberg

    A fast static site generator in a single binary with everything built-in.

    I try to keep it simple, HTML, Sass (but really just vanilla CSS), and no JS. I generate the site with Zola (, which has been fantastic. Nothing fancy here, probably write a post once a year, but I have fun doing so.

  • WorkOS

    The modern API for authentication & user identity. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

  • knowledge

    Everything I know

    Oh sorry, HN usability played with our hearts :D

    The message was meant to this other dev, quite cool mind map:

    And I'm impressed by what you have done there. I even played a bit of DOOM heh.

    Your project reminded me a little bit of in the sense of having a full OS like thing in the browser.

    Congrats for the achievement!

  • rk-minimal

    Personal site and experiment playground

  • ultra-weather

    UltraWeather gives user-friendly, actionable weather forecasts.

  • Pelican

    Static site generator that supports Markdown and reST syntax. Powered by Python.

  • emanote

    Emanate a structured view of your plain-text notes

  • Onboard AI

    ChatGPT with full context of any GitHub repo. Onboard AI learns any GitHub repo in minutes and lets you chat with it to locate functionality, understand different parts, and generate new code. Use it for free at

  • feni_hugo

    Feni hugo settings

  • eternia

    Eternia Static Site Generator custom code exploring github editable data, that is then processed into a local .cache folder and made into an express (JS) website which I then spider to convert into a static version.

    UI uses bootstrap with minor modifications.

    Compilation is handeled via which I can't replace with hugo, as I want to have a notion of books, playlists, maybe javascript apps in some articles. I need a custom static site generator.

    I am learning how to Narrate audiobooks while reading my own poetry, and learning how to write out philosophical ideas in the process.

    I also convert the audio into simple videos on youtube, and recently uploaded a 70+ hour behemoth to the Internet Archive (3.6GB)

    I recommend making an audio recording of your writings (I use audacity and a mic with a pop/plosive filer) even if just for your family for 50 or a 100 years from now.

    I have no views, I have no time to argue with people which is why I keep away from social media, I only have time make a stranger laugh (I do digital portraits on reddit and occasionally compose a weird song on youtube).

    As to the content it self, I am just exploring random subjects, that capture my own curiosity. It is nothing special, it will take me a couple more decades to grow into a writer. This is my start.

    Currently I am babbling about digital painting, previously 3D Printing, Music Composition, Circuit Design, Programming, Teaching, Dancing (I dance to Blanco Brown at the gym every day I can't help it), Bicycling, Camping, and sending people on the Appalachian trail:

    I host with vercel, as a hobby project. If you want to grab all the audio, use the or youtube. The link has everything one file, and youtube has a playlist you can hop around.

    I am not a fan of ads, I understand YouTube maybe running their own ads on videos I did not monetize. If I recorded a video of my readings, and did video editing, I would regret putting all that time into videos that now would have ads between them.

    I like being a narrator, not a fan of videos, decades from now I'll write an AudioBook, in which I complain about High School.

  • langterm

    🕹️ WebGL-based VT220 emulator, made as a learning example and frontend for a text adventure

    It’s a retro experience with a text adventure game. I wrote it to prove to myself that I kinda knew WebGL after shutting down our browser gaming startup.

    Only one person has beaten the game. Most don’t make it inside the building. Guess I’m not a great game designer ;)

  • portfolios-that-pop

    ✨ Dev Portfolios that make your 👀 pop ✨

  • personal-site

    Discontinued Personal website with templates coded in pure HTML/CSS; posts written in markdown and compiled with a custom bash script using pandoc (by jstrieb)

    Kept mine simple.

    I get a ton of action on my contact form, but mostly from people using Link Lock, or people who found my Cookie Clicker auto clicker bookmarklet.

  • is a failed attempt to create knowledge base with all my markdown notes (see my goals at ) and now just holds my resume.

  • hugo-HackThePlanet-theme

    A simple two column theme for Hugo

  • beepb00p

    My blog! I mostly write about data liberation, quantified self and knowledge management.

    Some notable links: -- map of my personal data infrastructure (usually people say I'm a bit mad after seeing this :) ) -- a nice visual way to explore my posts -- my "external brain", basically public notes/links dump


    A place for stuff

  • mariocesar

    I’m a software developer, trying to write, create and mostly being a great father

    Soon to be also a Blog :/

    Code that generates my site →

  • fastpages

    Discontinued An easy to use blogging platform, with enhanced support for Jupyter Notebooks.

    My blog isn't all that amazing visually, but I'll use this to recommend fast pages. If you know a bit of coding and your goal is to write and not tinker, it's the perfect tool.



  • react-simple-terminal

    A very simplistic react terminal

    I recently created it using NextJS and MDX. I had to create the terminal component from scratch in react, so it will be mobile-friendly and won't be ruined by tailwind's global CSS (outline specifically).

  • nextjs-notion-starter-kit

    Deploy your own Notion-powered website in minutes with Next.js and Vercel.

    It's powered by Notion as a CMS, react-notion-x, Next.js, and Vercel.

    I published an open source starter kit so anyone can easily create similar sites:


    It's powered by Notion as a CMS, react-notion-x, Next.js, and Vercel.

    I published an open source starter kit so anyone can easily create similar sites:


    Here’s my personal site:

    It’s statically compiled with Hugo. I switched from Zola due to lack of asscidoctor support. My focus is on minimalism and loading fast.

    The sad thing is I’ve spent dozens more hours working on the code for this site than actually writing articles. (Counting the various migrations from Zola, etc).

    I have some drafts for articles but I just have zero motivation to write these days. I’d rather practice guitar.

  • xenodium

    Config files for my GitHub profile.

    All posts are written to a giant org file.

    This wasn’t by design but more accidental. The file started as my notes, and eventually exported it to html as a single page (using built-in export). That page grew too large over time, so I wrote some custom elisp code to split into multiple html pages served by GitHub pages:

    The custom elisp code I wrote isn’t particularly elegant, pretty, nor reusable but does the job for me.

    In short, it’s a frankenstenian hack of sorts I’ll likely regret at some point, but at the moment fairly maintenance-free.

    I also got these pages for apps I built, just plain 'ol html:

  • discount

    My C implementation of John Gruber's Markdown markup language (by Orc)

    I have a blog[0], I write stuff. I don't have a job yet but I blog about my personal life and on technical problems, feelings, and stuff.

    I also have a website with other things here and there [5].

    The blog itself is literally a git repository, browsable here[1]. Whenever I push, it runs a git hook that executes build commands. The blog is composed of markdown files.

    All the blog can be rebuilt by following the instructions and is meant to be as platform-agnostic as possible, meaning you could host it under any webserver under any path, links are relative, etc.

    The blog system I use is blogit [2]; originally created by Pedantic software but has been heavily modified by yours truly[4]. Under the hood it's literally a makefile, unix `sed,grep,etc` to make tagging and other static stuff. It uses the markdown parser discount[3] to parse markdown into html. It is fully static and you can deploy it and just put a simple python http server on it. I use lighttpd, because I have some services set up.





    [4] I have this repo: but it's not updated, check out the blog repo, the blogit makefile is there.


  • Publish

    A static site generator for Swift developers

    I made as a place to post stuff after bailing on most social media, the existing content was migrated over from my old Instagram account.

    Static site built in Swift with Publish:

    Since I got out of the habit of posting anything on Instagram for a couple years I haven’t really gotten back into it for my own site, but one of these days I’ll put some new pictures up!

  • simonwillisonblog

    The source code behind my blog

  • web-source

    Source of my webpage


    🤦🏼‍♂️ Professional website

    Started as Jekyll, but then converted to just markdown in GitHub.

    My CMS is just Github basically, you can basically read and navigate the files in Github with very little content loss:

    The loose collection of build tools are wrapped up in this tool:

    Its deployed to Neocities with this custom action:

  • top-bun

    🥐 a traditional web bakery made with html, md, css and js.

    Started as Jekyll, but then converted to just markdown in GitHub.

    My CMS is just Github basically, you can basically read and navigate the files in Github with very little content loss:

    The loose collection of build tools are wrapped up in this tool:

    Its deployed to Neocities with this custom action:

  • deploy-to-neocities

    🐈 Github Action to deploy a folder to Neocities

    Started as Jekyll, but then converted to just markdown in GitHub.

    My CMS is just Github basically, you can basically read and navigate the files in Github with very little content loss:

    The loose collection of build tools are wrapped up in this tool:

    Its deployed to Neocities with this custom action:

  • Mapless

    Schema-less persistence for Smalltalk with support for multiple backends.

  • lobster

    Alternative Smalltalk IDE (by sebastianconcept)

  • home

    home is Dmitri Shuralyov's personal website. (by shurcooL)

    I use it myself daily to receive a chronological feed aggregating notifications from GitHub and Gerrit. I’m pretty happy to rely on that and not need to receive notifications via email or by visiting multiple web UIs.

    It also hosts my newer (though also more rare) personal Go packages, serving them via a custom implementation of the module proxy protocol in addition to a git server, an issue tracker, and most recently a simple code review system (see$changes/1). Supports logging in via the IndieAuth protocol.

    Source code is at, though some WIP changes aren’t there yet, and I should really move it to be hosted on my personal site for more dogfooding. One day.

  • the-archive-public

    🧞‍♂️ Public version of The Archive, the text adventure game on, but without secrets.

    Thanks! The game here is written in Inform7, and it was so difficult to make progress that it took me three years on and off to finish the game. So if you do it that way, beware :)

    Abridged story:

    Backend server:

  • glulxe-httpd

    👾 HTTP+JSON Glulx (.ulx) interactive fiction server with session support

    Thanks! The game here is written in Inform7, and it was so difficult to make progress that it took me three years on and off to finish the game. So if you do it that way, beware :)

    Abridged story:

    Backend server:

  • Hyde

    An Emacs mode to manage Jekyll blogs (by nibrahim)

    I used to run this on wordpress when it was first released. Built a few terrible looking themes for it too. This was a redesign from that time. It was doing using the YUI toolkit. Phones were not a thing then so I didn't consider that. Many of the ideas were taken from snippets of CSS Zen Garden. It's generated using Jekyll and has disqus for comments. I wrote an emacs mode to manage the blog. Much of the content is outdated. I don't actively blog anymore.

    This is hosted on a shared hosting service called hcoop which I got onto in 2001 or so and have been on ever since. The domains were registered on an Indian registrar (net4) which went under and I migrated them to namecheap a month or two ago.

  • latex-css

    LaTeX.css is a CSS library that makes your website look like a LaTeX document

  • Bulma

    Modern CSS framework based on Flexbox

    Hm, thanks for letting me know. Looks like I can reproduce the issue on desktop using Firefox's Responsive Design Mode set to a smaller iPhone. The mobile layout could definitely use some love. Since the last rework of the site, I've used bulma¹ for styling and really liked it. Might be a good excuse for a weekend project. :)


  • jetson-nano-image

    Discontinued Create minimalist, Ubuntu based images for the Nvidia jetson boards [Moved to:]

  • yxans-klagan

    Web tool for Forbidden Lands

    Here is my current pet project , I need to get a domain for it. The Wailing Axe, a game masters one stop shop for prepping and running the Forbidden Lands RPG by the Free League.


    Source code for my website/blog. Custom Zola theme over GH Pages.

    Static site using Zola + custom theme. Something between a blog and a portfolio. Here's the source:

  • webamp

    Winamp 2 reimplemented for the browser

    Glad you liked it! Credit to Webamp for the player.

  • Metalsmith

    An extremely simple, pluggable static site generator.

    I also started to move to hugo, but they didn't merge the pr [2] which would have helped in the transition. :(

    The look is still similar to what it was in the beginning, in terms of colors at least.


  • Hugo

    The world’s fastest framework for building websites.

  • nobelium

    Discontinued A static blog build on top of Notion and NextJS, deployed on Vercel. (by ale0sx)

  • minimal-mistakes

    :triangular_ruler: Jekyll theme for building a personal site, blog, project documentation, or portfolio.

    Recently started a personal blog. The plan is to blog about Data Science/Engineering and implementation of modern data solutions in scientific research.

    The blog is hosted on GitHub pages using minimal mistakes theme [0] (which I had to customize a lot to suit my needs [1]).



    A nostalgic recreation of the Windows 7 desktop UI

    I made this long ago, before Dustin Brett published his and now it doesn't seem as impressive in comparison. I didn't invest heavily in this project though, it's hacky and it's over.

    I also have this as a way of showcasing some of my music in a futuristic style. Made with a react ui lib called "Arwes"

  • coding-journal

    Source code for my programming blog located at

  • ConcertMash

    Easily generate a playlist for your upcoming concerts based on selected artists!

    I got annoyed at the lack of playlist generation features inside of Spotify, so I created, which can easily generate a playlist for upcoming concerts based on selected artists!

    It does save a lot of time that is usually spent on manually creating a playlist ;)

    It is open-source and built with SvelteKit.


    The Hugo-based code from which is generated.

    Covers topics on architecting, building, deploying and running software and systems for the web based on open source tools with lean methodologies.

  • 2022-portfolio

    I wrote a custom small WebGL2 engine that powers all of the graphics, fully bypassing the DOM. All the math, raycasting, layouting and so on are custom implementation.

  • disco

    Discovery Web Desktop (by OhMeadhbh)

    10 years ago i did this classic-mac-a-like. But actually... I sorta liked most of the Win98 UI. Sure, there were weird corners like trying to confuse printers and control panels as files, but it was the beginning if msft paying attention to UX concepts an A11Y.

    Call me a weirdo, but I thought the color-reduxed / high-contrast theme for Win2k was the apex of MSFT UIs.

  • name-needed

    🕹 A one man effort to produce an intuitive and high performance Dwarf Fortress-esque game. Needs a name.

    It uses a custom static site generator because I needed to procrastinate somehow before starting the first post... Now it's nicely stable and punishing new posts is quick and easy

  • imml

    ⚡ Create minimalist, blazing fast no-javascript websites from a single, portable plain text file

    Nothing special, it's basically a host for my (not exactly up to date) resume, a couple projects, and my github.

    I do, however, take pride in its pleasant minimalism and the fact that it's blazing fast - mostly out of being html-only, with all "pages" actually embedded in a single file - it was generated from a single markdown file using

  • kinduff

  • Nothing special for mine[0], serves more as an online business card with some links. The domain contains my full name and I also have a very similar e-mail address (replace the first dot with @). It's just plain HTML with some JS to switch the hello message. Source is available and I have a job that gets triggered for every commit, deploying it to Gitlab Pages. I just update it directly on Gitlab[1] every time I need to and it's up.



  • nhp

    Static site generator for my homepage

  • tom-pollak

    Nothing special about it, just to (hopefully) land an internship


  • mebe-2

  • site

    Personal site (by iddan)

    Source code:

    Built with: Gatsby (though I won't use it today) and Netlify CMS and deployed on Netlify


    My personal website

  • FullByte

    Github profile page

  • MkDocs

    Project documentation with Markdown.

    HN has motivated me to start writing stuff down and publish it. (thx ^^) I started about 16 months ago and it has been a great experience. The site is based on MkDocs [1] with Material [2] theme built using GitHub actions (and various other services; see GitHub readme [3])


  • mkdocs-material

    Documentation that simply works

  • comic-mono-font

    A legible monospace font... the very typeface you’ve been trained to recognize since childhood

    > I also use it for coding and love it:

    I'm not sure if my taste is just awful but that actually looks amazing for programming. Going to give it a try (and see how long it takes my coworkers to notice).


    Discontinued The code behind my personal website.

    I'm working to improve it every week but already happy with it, I've built my own blog system with NextJS and the code is public at

  • portfolio-gatsby

    Personal website created with GatsbyJS.

    I love my portfolio site:

    It started as a portfolio to get a job as a web developer, but it became more and more fun to work with over the past 2 years and I started to feel genuine love to it. It kept me motivated to move on and learn more when I was feeling empty and useless.

    Here's the source code if you want to check:


    Personal website, portfolio, and teaching area to help anyone become a better software engineer.

    I've been starting to write more about React and TypeScript. I've been slowly creating a guide to walk coworkers through the technologies.

    It's generally a terrible idea to write your own website to do this instead of just using a blogging platform. It's been fun to deeply customize some things (iFrames for mini browsers showing React code), but writing the code to send out half decent emails has been a nightmare ( Anyways, any feedback is appreciated!

    Source code:

  • qubyte-codes

    My personal site.

    I blog about things which interest me (mostly JS and creative code related), but also take Japanese language notes as I learn. Also part of the 250KB club!

    It's built with my own hand-rolled static site generator, and I'm pretty proud of it's capabilities now. I've got a bunch of indieweb features integrated into it. I have no sense of style though!


  • jekyllDecent

    Blog Template for Jekyll


    - Pre-rendered static files so you can view the site without JS (Front page "terminal" animation and possibly the contact page won't work)

    - Blog backed by JSON

    - Built with Vue

    - Hosted on GH pages/backed by Cloudflare


  • gokarna

    A minimal opinionated theme for Hugo

  • quinnkeast-website

  • Kavita

    Kavita is a fast, feature rich, cross platform reading server. Built with the goal of being a full solution for all your reading needs. Setup your own server and share your reading collection with your friends and family.

    I've been working on this for just over a year now. Started it to learn .net and build myself a self-hosted reading server since the different software out there were pretty bare bones on had a UX I didn't personally like.

    Really fun project that I've learned a ton on and so much more to do.

    Source Code:

  • games

    The source code for the javascript game tutorials on my blog (by mmaynar1)

  • website

    Discontinued My server code for my website (by blmayer)

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

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