Updates to beta.cerveau.app - Cerveau Beta

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Sridhar Ratnakumar

Zettel title is now optional! And you can now use # A title to specify your title (no need to use the YAML metadata), or you can ignore the title completely (in which case the first few characters of the zettel will be used as its title). Technically, your zettel file can even be completely empty and it will work.

Note that when you next visit Cerveau, you will have to re-sync your repo (since the database has been reset).


I was pleasantly surprised by this half an hour ago :D

Sridhar Ratnakumar

Pushed an update. No user visible changes, but I did some significant infrastructure work (in particular, migrating from a XHR request model to using websocket, which "lays the foundation" for upcoming feature-work).

Sridhar Ratnakumar

Pushed an update with colorful editor. Markdown is syntax highlighted now.


Sridhar Ratnakumar

Pushed an update which is mostly refactoring/reliability related. But you will have to change your bookmarked URL by removing the leading slash (just replace /master/ at the end with /master).

Sridhar Ratnakumar

Cerveau has a more slick UI now

This week I worked on several UX related improvements on Cerveau. In particular,

  • UI now feels faster
  • The "action bar" on the top is significantly simplified.
  • Directly open a zettel by title. Clicking the "search" icon in the action bar
  • Add a new zettel with a custom ID
  • Auto update in UI. Have two browser windows open? If you update a zettel in one window, it will automatically update the UI in the other!

Some screenshots:

The new action bar looks very similar to the neuron generated site:


Editing a zettel makes the action bar show relevant actions only:


"Quick open" a zettel by title (like VScode's Ctrl+P):


Specify a custom ID when creating a new zettel:



It would be cool to have keyboard shortcuts to activate the search bar, and maybe even a few commands, like make a new note, edit current note. Or combine it into the bar? (like VSCode)