Static sites are cool. You can configure everything on your machine, see exactly how it’ll look before you upload, and you pay a pittance in hosting. With javascript services like Disqus and Clicky becoming more and more popular, the majority of blog tasks that would in the past have required some sort of server-side programming can be outsourced or run entirely in javascript on the user’s computer. It’s pretty awesome.

One thing that Real Blogs™ should have is search, and this is something that can be implemented in javascript. I’ve had a really basic system like this in place for a while, but after using it a couple of times I noticed that it was missing certain features I liked. So I completely revamped it.