A sense of speed
Reading data from disk
Create a file system in RAM:
$ mkdir ramdir $ mount -t tmpfs -o size=500m tmpfs ramdir
This gists shows a little idea: use Pandoc to format data into HTML, or any other output format supported by Pandoc. This uses the ability of Pandoc to uses templates, and to receive data as YAML either from a separate file, or within a metadata block contained in the document itself..
It also shows a few scripts to use other data formats than YAML and extract metadata blocks as JSON. Note that multiple metadata blocks can be present within a single document.
theme-color meta tag is used to specify a toolbar color on Android. The color is used both in Chrome and when the page is used as a web app added to the home screen (actually, there is also a theme-color attribute in the manifest).
To turn the page into a web app (instead of a Chrome tab), add a web app manifest file. See https://developers.google.com/web/fundamentals/engage-and-retain/app-install-banners/ for some detail. Note that the service worker is not necessary for the web app look.
The service-worker is used to implement the off-line behavior of the app, but also web push notifications.
Note: this gist is a bit dated. Start at https://github.com/noteed/nix-notes insted.