Harmony’s protocol is designed to be as straightforward and pragmatic as possible. We do not make attempts at creating a “universal” design philosophy which the entire protocol is forced to follow, instead implementing things that make sense as a single cohesive system. Time has proven over time over that design idealism is often a limiting factor in services. Aims to be lightweight and somewhat simple to both understand and develop for.
Small as a mouse, fast as a cheetah and available for free. NetSurf is a multi-platform web browser for RISC OS, UNIX-like platforms (including Linux), Mac OS X, and more. Whether you want to check your webmail, read the news or post to discussion forums, NetSurf is your lightweight gateway to the world wide web. Actively developed, NetSurf is continually evolving and improving.
Written in C, this award winning open source project features its own layout engine. It is licensed under GPL version 2.
Git server: https://source.netsurf-browser.org/
TinyFlux is a time series version of TinyDB that is also written in Python and has no external dependencies. It's a great companion for small analytics workflows and apps, as well as at-home IOT data stores. Python datetime objects are first-class citizens and queries are optimized for time, above all else. Designed to be simple and fun to use by providing a simple and clean API that can be learned in 5 minutes. The current source code has 4,000 lines of code (with about 50% documentation) and 4,000 lines tests. TinyFlux is about 150kb, unzipped. TinyFlux needs neither an external server nor any dependencies.
Simple.css is a classless CSS template that allows you to make a good looking website really quickly. By classless I mean that there are no CSS classes anywhere in the CSS or the HTML. So your website can look just like this using plain old vanilla HTML.
When starting a new project, I wanted a CSS framework that would get me up and running quickly, and give me something I could hack on. I got sick of all these giant frameworks that include everything but the kitchen sink, 90% of which I’ll never use. For example, the minified CSS for the Bootstrap framework is 144KB in total. By comparison, Simple.css is around 4KB.
Includes a good looking sans-serif local font stack, typographic best practices, automatic flipping to dark mode, and sensible defaults.
A clean, easy to edit free HTML template that you can use for a personal blog or for documentation purposes for your next project! Written in pure HTML - no CSS classes. Some cool features about this template include compatibility with static hosting (including Github Pages), automatic flipping to dark mode, fully responsive, uses standard HTML elements only, Markdown support, and it's easy to style with your own CSS.
simple-homepage is a command line utility that helps you create a simple static homepage for your browser. The documentation can be found here.
PikaScript is an ultra-lightweight Python engine with zero dependencies and zero-configuration, that can run with 4KB of RAM and 32KB of flash (such as STM32G030C8 and STM32F103C8).
For something in between a pytorch and a karpathy/micrograd. This may not be the best deep learning framework, but it is a deep learning framework. Due to its extreme simplicity (<= 1000 lines of code), it aims to be the easiest framework to add new accelerators to, with support for both inference and training. Support basic ops and you get SOTA vision and language models.
ViperDB is a lightweight embedded key-value store written in pure Python. It has been designed for being extremely simple while efficient. The main db file consists of just ~300 lines of code. Thanks to the small codebase, every single line of code is tested. Takes design concepts by log-structured databases such as Bitcask. Written in pure Python - no external dependency needed.
Maybe you can include a few lines of utility code, or a mixin, and forgo the requirement. If you're only targeting more modern browsers, you might not need anything more than what the browser ships with.
PyNeedle is a convenient tool created to allow you to quickly search for files in your computer, using one of the supported search engines (i.e. Tracker and Recoll). It is focused on searching by filename, and be used as one of the primary means to access your files in the daily work. Besides, it supports Full Text Search (FTS) mode for deeper searches.
A lightweight CSS framework for personal sites.
faasd is OpenFaaS reimagined, but without the cost and complexity of Kubernetes. It runs on a single host with very modest requirements, making it fast and easy to manage. Under the hood it uses containerd and Container Networking Interface (CNI) along with the same core OpenFaaS components from the main project. Will work on something as lightweight as a RasPi or a $5us VPS. Doesn't use Kubernetes so maintenance and upgrading is far easier. Implemented as a single executable binary.
Use this starter kit to create a viable, good looking, production-ready website whose entire size does not exceed 2 KB compressed when opened in a browser. Ideally, the total size of all assets (HTML, CSS, favicon, etc.) downloaded by the browser when opening the page will be under 2 KB. You need npm and gulp installed to assemble it, but once you have it everything you need will be in the
Wiby is a search engine for older style pages, lightweight and based on a subject of interest. Building a web more reminiscent of the early internet.
A collection of shell scripts for light-weight containers. Just requires posix shell and some tools, which makes it easy to run it even on busybox. Even lets you stand up containers that use QEMU to run software for other architectures.
πmenu is a pie menu utility for X. πmenu receives a menu specification in stdin, shows a menu for the user to select one of the options, and outputs the option selected to stdout. Works like a UNIX-native utility: Reads an input, prints an output. Submenus. Pie slices with icons. Supports native Xresources. Very lightweight.
A set of small, responsive CSS modules that you can use in every web project. Pure is ridiculously tiny. The entire set of modules clocks in at 3.7KB minified and gzipped. Crafted with mobile devices in mind, it was important to us to keep our file sizes small, and every line of CSS was carefully considered. If you decide to only use a subset of these modules, you'll save even more bytes. Has all of the primitives that you'd expect from a CSS framework.
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