I mentioned the other day that I’ve been self-hosting some software services on a server in my basement. Well, I build a stupidly simple, static startpage for those services. There are a lot of existing start pages or apps for start pages, like Homer or Heimdall. But they seem like overkill, with databases and build pipelines and XML config parsed by Python. One of my self-hosted guiding principles is simplicity, so I’ve shunned those start pages for a custom solution I built.
Introducing the “Simple, Static, Startpage“. It’s really stupid, and simple. Basically it’s styled bookmarks that you configure in JSON and host on a web server (or spin up with the included docker-compose file). It’s literally one HTML page, one CSS style sheet, and one JSON config file. Maybe someone finds it useful.