May 20, 2022 · 3 min
It seems that I always spend a lot of time on building my homepage.
Yeah, it took me so much time to develop my own blog themes that I almost forgot about writing the blog lol.
These days, again, I turned to another new homepage, which I hope is the last one (before I begin to be fed up with it again in about 2-3 years).
I want my homepage to be more “research” and “serious”. My old homepage looks more like a blog with a bunch of fancy images rather than a “reacher’s homepage”. Meanwhile, I wearied of looking for cover images for posts and became obsessed with simple website designs.
I don’t want to modify my blog theme directly since I still love its style and it already has a certain number of users. Thus I wrote a new one.
Gradually I found I got so caught up with atomic CSS frameworks like Tailwind CSS, Windi CSS and UnoCSS. I’m using UnoCSS in almost all of my recent projects and I can say that I never want to write semantic class names and regular CSS anymore. Actually I was even thinking about applying UnoCSS on VuePress blog theme Gungnir, but it sounds a heavy work and I’m not sure if it is a right choice. But starting a new site with UnoCSS could be much eaiser - that’s what I’m doing.
I built my new homepage on top of Vitesse. With the power of vite-ssg and several Vite plugins like vite-plugin-pages, vite-plugin-vue-layouts and vite-plugin-md, a personal website with a blog section can now be done in a really short time. For me, this solution is lightweight and fast, making the development experience smooth and sweet. If you just want a simple personal website or blog and don’t care about maintaining a theme, I guess Vitesse could be a nice choice.
Anyway, this is site is still WIP, hoping to see what it will eventually become.