Redesigning my site

Thu Feb 03 2022

tags: draft

Introduction

The last time I redesigned my website was 2020 (see this post). It was mainly engineering and cosmetic (moving away from Jekyll to Eleventy, making the site look a bit nicer). Now I want to do a bit more with it: not so much a redesign, but rather a recontextualisation. What do I want my site to be and do?

The site has evolved a lot over time since 2016 (six years ago at this point!)

I want people to be able to discover my website with a Ctrl-K input, something like Notion, or the full text search in Visual Studio Code Ctrl-Shift-F. Ideally they should be able to discover all the tags as well

Joel Lee, [3/2/2022 1:53 PM] [In reply to lieu] https://docsearch.algolia.com/ ?

lieu, [3/2/2022 1:55 PM] [In reply to Joel Lee] Yeah i know algolia but it seems a bit heavy and or overkill

https://lunrjs.com/

This is the kind of search I'm looking for:

https://braindump.jethro.dev/search/?query=food

https://github.com/jethrokuan/braindump I think it's built into his template so he didn't have to implement

https://thesephist.com/posts/monocle/

I really like Monocle, this is almost exactly what I want

![https://thesephist.com/img/monocle-preview.png](Monocle preview)

Password-protect private posts

Right now, private posts are on the website, but they're just not displayed publicly (you have to have the exact URL). This is OK for now but will obviously become an issue once full-text search is implemented.

I would ideally like to index private posts as well (make them searchable) but password-protect the full text content.