Adding Search to an Eleventy Site Without Client-side JavaScript

Earlier this year (2023) I added a search feature to my blog. I’ve always appreciated being able to search other people’s personal sites directly without resorting to a third-party search engine. As I try to get back into writing more here, especially little web development notes to my future self, it will be nice to be able to find past ideas easier. I’ve also been wanting to explore “serverless functions” (aka, Someone Else’s Backend Server) as a way to expand the capabilities of a static website with no backend.

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Currently, Around the Site

It's pretty well established that personal sites are a great place to tinker and experiment. This site is no exception—for a while, I've been trying to finish porting my old blog posts here, but I keep getting distracted by poking at and playing with other parts of the site.

Currently, I have several branches of work going on, all in various states of completion:

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