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Sandilya Bhamidipati
Sandilya Bhamidipati

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Single webpage template for personal website

Dear fellow hackers,
I need your help. I am looking for a single page personal website template. At this point you must be thinking, "Sandi, why aren't you googling?". To answer that question and your curiosity, "Bro, I did that already!". The problem is, most of the templates are basically not meant for developers, engineers or hackers. They are meant for designers, artists or photographers with portfolios. The other set of people are the ones who post their resume. I don't belong to either of them.

So, with my basic problem explained, I will not waste time on explaining why and define what I am looking for. Maybe many of you are looking for something like this and I want to help solve others problems too.

  1. A simple minimalist website with near zero animations.
  2. Customizable
  3. Simple color scheme

Showcase the following sections:
4a. About me
4b. My work and projects
4c. Ability to link to my Github/LinkedIn/Twitter
4d. A contact page

(Optional) Ability to generate this page on the fly. But a simple HTML will always work.

Maybe I asking for quite a bit, but, I think I am planning to cover use-cases others are looking for as well. Please forgive me if I missed some obvious source.

Cheers

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Beatriz • Edited on

I agree -- I use Squarespace but the templates leave much to be desired. I tried my hand at jekyll (here are a few free themes to check out: jekyllthemes.io/free) but felt I was too busy tinkering instead of getting content out there. I've been figuring out how to rebrand my site outside of a the landing page (currently hosted on Squarespace: bzdata.biz). The first step: get out of the biz domain.

I like your clean personal website.

FWIW: I customized my resume per company when interviewing. Here's what I made for my current role at TruSTAR: bzdata.biz/ts-pm

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Sandilya Bhamidipati Author

HI Beatriz,
Cool work you did for your TruSTAR role. I am very impressed. Coming to Jekyll and to that matter, Hugo or Pelican, I personally think they are good for CMS or if you blogging regularly. My home page is not so busy and hence a HTML style template.

I have my blog on blot.im/ which is pretty cool since I have my posts written in markdown and host them on dropbox without the worry of templates. It is $20 per year but it is really worth it. Check it out.

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Beatriz

Thanks for this. Haven't heard of blot.im. And am very impressed. I'm a huge markdown user (actually testing out laverna.cc/ as we speak)and already have files saved in MD on Dropbox. Thank you

Also, I'll keep following this thread to see what others say about the single webpage template.

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Sandilya Bhamidipati Author

Blot.im is one of those rare website you will end up finding when you get into the comments section on hackernews. It has been serving me pretty good so far. As a service, its complete no-nonsense and hence the simplicity.

I cannot wait to see what people here can contribute.

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Beatriz

Thanks for answering my next question. I kept thinking this is great...why haven't I heard of it before?

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Wajahat Karim πŸ‡΅πŸ‡°

Hello Sandilya,
You should check out the Hugo Framework. You can host it on Firebase at zero cost or on Github Pages as well in free. Its in markdown so its easy to maintain, edit, and host etc.

For example, you can check my own website at wajahatkarim.com

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Chiffre

Try this github.com/Chiff/angular2-portfoli... . If you want to improve/fix something or you have any idea just create feauture request/issue

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Sandilya Bhamidipati Author

this looks cool..let me clone it and run :)

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Chiffre

Thanks :) if you encounter any problem don't hesitate to write me here or on github

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Subbu Lakshmanan

I don't blame you, most of the templates are meant to impress and to showcase the ability of the designers. I was looking for a similar one like you with minimalistic design and finally settled with this.

getbootstrap.com/docs/4.0/examples...

It's a sample cover provided by bootstrap. May be outdated by Bootstrap's standard, but still looks good enough for me.

If you are curious, check this link: chaturaloka.com/

Its a node app that I never got to complete yet.

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Sandilya Bhamidipati Author

Thanks Subbu. I feel the linking between your node app and bootstrap template is a good start. Let me check it out.

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