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Topaz

simplyServe

A configurable, easy to maintain personal website

Live example: https://naresh1318.com

After working on a project the last thing I usually think of is updating my personal website. Adding links, images, description and pushing changes to the server every single time I work on something new is kinda boring especially if you are lazy like me. What do we do when we're lazy? we automate things. Thereby giving us time to, idk, complain about our laziness. I designed Topaz to automatically update as much of my website as possible.

Here's what it can currently do:

  1. Automatically fetch public repos from your github account

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Projects from github

  1. Admin page that lets you easily add blogs and publication details

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Add blogs and publications details

  1. Customize website by editing theme.json file
{
  "name": "Naresh Nagabushan",
  "icon": "./static/img/personal-website-logo.png",
  "name_font_family": "Beth Ellen",
  "font_family": "Source Sans Pro",
  "nav_bar": "#101010",
  "recent_activity_cards": "#f1f1f1",
  "project_cards": "#f1f1f1",
  "blog_cards": "#f1f1f1",
  "publication_cards": "#f1f1f1",
  "resume_url": "https://files.naresh1318.com/public/Me/Naresh_Nagabushan.pdf",
  "github_url": "https://github.com/Naresh1318",
  "medium_url": "https://medium.com/@rnaresh.n",
  "linkedin_url": "https://www.linkedin.com/in/naresh-nagabushan-2946b013a",
  "twitter_url": "https://twitter.com/Naresh_Reddy_"
}
  1. Mobile friendly (currently working on this)

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Mobile friendly

Here are the things that I'm still working on:

  1. Automatically fetch blogs from medium
  2. Fetch publication from google scholar
  3. # Your thoughtful suggestions go here :)

Install

Super easy as always. Clone before you start!

  1. Edit theme.json file to reflect what you want. Here's another example:
{
  "name": "Alice & Bob",
  "icon": "./static/img/my-dope-icon.png",
  "name_font_family": "Beth Ellen",
  "font_family": "Source Sans Pro",
  "nav_bar": "#101010",
  "recent_activity_cards": "#101010",
  "project_cards": "#101010",
  "blog_cards": "#101010",
  "publication_cards": "#101010",
  "resume_url": "https://files.naresh1318.com/public/Me/what_ever.pdf",
  "github_url": "https://github.com",
  "medium_url": "https://medium.com",
  "linkedin_url": "https://www.linkedin.com",
  "twitter_url": "https://twitter.com"
}
  1. Generate a github token by visiting this link: https://github.com/settings/tokens and select the repo checkbox. Give it a name if you want and copy the token.

  2. cd into the project root dir and paste the key into a keys.txt file

echo "token <your key>" >> keys.txt
  1. Install docker if you don't have it already using this link: https://docs.docker.com/install/ or just google it for your os

  2. Add an admin account

    • Open any editor and modify Dockerfile:

         ENV USERNAME "<username>"
         ENV PASSWORD "<password>"
  3. Build your image:

    docker build -t <image name>:<tag> .

    Here's how mine looks:

    docker build -t topaz:latest .
  4. Run your image:

    docker run -p <port to forward>:5000 -v absolute path to data dir in project:/app/data/ <image name>:<tag>

    Here's mine:

    docker run -p 4000:5000 -v /home/naresh/Projects/Topaz/data/:/app/data/ topaz:latest
    
  5. Finally, go to localhost:<port forwarded to> on your browser

  6. You can access the login page using localhost:<port forwarded to>/login. Example localhost:4000\login. Login using the username and password you setup earlier.

Concluding thoughts

  1. Feel free to do a pull request if you fix bugs
  2. Email me rnaresh.n@gmail.com if you have any suggestions!
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