I'm building a personal website where I'd like to list my publications. Perhaps one of the most efficient ways to do that would be to use or build something that pulls data from an online bib file, and lists entries. I found BibBase, but it has only a few options for display styles, and seems difficult to use if you want something that's also visually pleasing. Short of actually building the html page on your own, what are some common methods that people find useful for this task? How about any websites that you think do this very well?
(this is close to a shopping question, so I see some danger of this being closed - however, I think the question comes up for enough people in academia that it warrants an answer here)
The result looks like that, which I find visually quite pleasing:
Advantages of this approach:
- Easy to update (just update the bibtex file and commit it)
- Responsive (also works nice on mobile etc.)
Disadvantages of this approach:
- Setting everything up is a bit hacky as you need to plumb together some JS/CSS code (but once it works I found the solution to be quite stable)
If there is interest I can try to find some time to write more detailed instructions on how to set everything up.
I think the answer to this depends on how many new publications you get per month/year/whatever.
If you are early-career and it is only a few, then the most "efficient" way is probably to manually maintain a web page (whether that is by editing HTML, or editing a Wordpress site, or whatever). The overhead of setting up an automated system will probably take years to pay back, by which time it will be obsolete in some way anyway - and some monitoring and intervention will probably be required anyway so that Google Scholar's notions of what a "publication" is don't make it to your page.
If you are a senior academic who, through co-authorship, publishes multiple times a month, then this may work out differently.