My Portfolio/Blog

A simple portfolio site, built in Next.js, Tailwind CSS – using this great blogging starter template.

Features (Mentioned in the parent repo but wanted to highlight.)

  • Easy styling customization with Tailwind 3.0 and primary color attribute
  • Near perfect lighthouse score – Lighthouse report
  • Lightweight, 45kB first load JS, uses Preact in production build
  • Mobile-friendly view
  • Light and dark theme
  • Self-hosted font with Fontsource
  • Supports plausible, simple analytics and google analytics
  • MDX – write JSX in markdown documents!
  • Server-side syntax highlighting with line numbers and line highlighting via rehype-prism-plus
  • Math display supported via KaTeX
  • Citation and bibliography support via rehype-citation
  • Automatic image optimization via next/image
  • Flexible data retrieval with mdx-bundler
  • Support for tags – each unique tag will be its own page
  • Support for multiple authors
  • Blog templates
  • TOC component
  • Support for nested routing of blog posts
  • Newsletter component with support for mailchimp, buttondown, convertkit, klaviyo, revue, and emailoctopus
  • Supports giscus, utterances or disqus
  • Projects page
  • Preconfigured security headers
  • SEO friendly with RSS feed, sitemaps and more!

Current Todo list

  • New pop-out modal component for images
  • Add color themes / change layouts
  • Reviews/reading notes pages
  • Dynamic Resume
  • Japanese Study Integration
  • Update logos


npm install


First, run the development server:

npm start


npm run dev

Open http://localhost:3000 with your browser to see the result.

Extend / Customize

components/MDXComponents.js – pass your own JSX code or React component by specifying it over here. You can then call them directly in the .mdx or .md file. By default, a custom link and image component is passed.


Frontmatter follows Hugo’s standards.

Currently 7 fields are supported.

title (required)
date (required)
tags (required, can be empty array)
lastmod (optional)
draft (optional)
summary (optional)
images (optional, if none provided defaults to socialBanner in siteMetadata config)
authors (optional list which should correspond to the file names in `data/authors`. Uses `default` if none is specified)
layout (optional list which should correspond to the file names in `data/layouts`)
canonicalUrl (optional, canonical url for the post for SEO)

Here’s an example of a post’s frontmatter:

title: 'Introducing Tailwind Nexjs Starter Blog'
date: '2021-01-12'
lastmod: '2021-01-18'
tags: ['next-js', 'tailwind', 'guide']
draft: false
summary: 'Looking for a performant, out of the box template, with all the best in web technology to support your blogging needs? Checkout the Tailwind Nextjs Starter Blog template.'
images: ['/static/images/canada/mountains.jpg', '/static/images/canada/toronto.jpg']
authors: ['default', 'sparrowhawk']
layout: PostLayout
canonicalUrl: https://tailwind-nextjs-starter-blog.vercel.app/blog/introducing-tailwind-nextjs-starter-blog


Run node ./scripts/compose.js to bootstrap a new post.

Follow the interactive prompt to generate a post with pre-filled front matter.


Vercel The easiest way to deploy the template is to use the Vercel Platform from the creators of Next.js. Check out the Next.js deployment documentation for more details.


Like the blog? Support the parent repo that made this blog possible by by giving a star on GitHub, and giving a shoutout on Twitter or becoming a project sponsor.


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