For a while, I've been looking for a decent way to build a very simple website that could host both blog post like things and fuller pages. I wanted something that didn't require a build step (like every single static-site-from-markdown generator. The main things I wanted were:
I've been using
lit-element on a side project for a while now, which
has been very rewarding. It's great to work with, and it lets you use
a ton of stuff that is (thank goodness) built into modern browsers.
So, I gave it a shot.
It's been nice so far. There are downsides, like having to write posts
in plain HTML as opposed to Markdown. I also still need to figure out
a nicer way to import
lit-element without using unpkg,
since the long tail of that can be very slow. There's also a fair
amount of CSS duplication, as the same stuff that has to be top-level
also has to be included in most of the custom elements' stylesheets.
All that being said, though, I think I'll stick with this for now. It
certainly gives me the flexibility I've been looking for.