Portfolio Svelte

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Portfolio Svelte

My over-complicated personal site. A place to show off work and writing, and a place to try weird stuff.


ryanfiller.com is a personal portfolio site and blog that showcases the owner's coding abilities. It serves as a platform to display projects and write blog posts. The site is built using Svelte & SvelteKit and is hosted on Netlify. It prioritizes user privacy by eschewing invasive analytics tracking.


  • Parsing Markdown Files: The site allows for the creation and publishing of blog posts by parsing markdown files.
  • Serving Images: It uses git LFS to store and serve images associated with the blog posts.
  • Testing Setup: The site is equipped with Cypress and accessibility extensions for running basic tests.
  • Hosting on Netlify: Netlify is used for hosting the site and Netlify Large Media acts as the image transformer and CDN.
  • Privacy-focused Analytics: The site employs Netlify Analytics to anonymously track server requests and uses GoatCounter to gather insights on browser usage and screen sizes.
  • Roadmap: The owner maintains a list of planned features and known bugs.
  • Bug Reporting: Users can file issues or communicate through Twitter for reporting any broken elements.
  • Open Source License: The site is a public repository released under the MIT license, allowing others to replicate and utilize the code.


To install the ryanfiller.com theme, follow these steps:

  1. Clone the repository.
  2. If you want to access the images, make sure to install git LFS as well.
  3. Install the required dependencies, including Svelte and SvelteKit.
  4. Navigate to the site's directory and run it.
  5. Access the site by visiting http://localhost:3000.


ryanfiller.com is a personal portfolio site and blog built using Svelte & SvelteKit. It offers features such as parsing markdown files for blog posts, serving images, and conducting basic tests using Cypress. The site prioritizes user privacy by avoiding invasive analytics tracking and utilizes Netlify for hosting and Netlify Large Media for image transformation and CDN. The owner maintains a roadmap and encourages bug reporting to ensure an optimal browsing experience. The site is open source, released under the MIT license, and allows others to use the code while respecting the original content.


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