Website software for a vanity site
June 2, 2022 9:39 AM   Subscribe

I create a lot of very (often absurdly) specific utilities that I would like to make available to the internet at large. Providing the source on github is a no-brainer, but I'd like to have a spiffy central landing spot that could provide pointers and in many cases web versions of the utilities themselves. I could do something primitive on my web server, but I thought I'd see if this rang any bells for anyone.

This week's sample: A ttf2stl utility that will take a TTF or OTF file and automatically turn any glyph into a printable 3D object, a shim for Matplotlib that goes beyond the "style" attribute to let you generate modern aesthetically pleasing charts, and a bokeh based ao3 tag explorer that was designed to compare the ebb and flow of fandoms relative to each other.

So, that sort of thing.
posted by Tell Me No Lies to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
There's GitHub Pages, which lets you host from your GitHub repository. I'm not sure how it works across repos, though.
posted by neushoorn at 9:46 AM on June 2, 2022 [11 favorites]

I'm in a Wordpress phase right now, so my first thought is a minimal Wordpress theme, with your utilities being either posts or pages. Maybe the utilities could be individual posts, and you could collect them into organized groups in 3-7 pages that link to posts.
posted by amtho at 11:28 AM on June 2, 2022

Yeah, I think WordPress is probably the easiest way to do this if you want any sort of website features and/or a database backend.
posted by nosila at 12:33 PM on June 2, 2022

This is exactly what Glitch is for!
posted by arcolz at 4:00 PM on June 2, 2022

I came here to suggest Github Pages.
posted by mekily at 4:15 PM on June 2, 2022

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