Feeling constantly behind the curve I spent the day reading and learning about Static Site Generators and what once was old is now new again.
We’ve grown accustomed to dynamic sites and their many engaging features: - Comments - Up/Down Votes - Likes - Retweets/Shares
These features make sites fun, interactive, and increase the likelyhood of return users; they also provide a wonderful attack surface for abuse from trolls and other bad actors.
Not needing many interactive elements, just a place to write out my thoughts, projects, and experiences, trying out a static site generator seemed like a great idea. I also didn’t want to reinvent the wheel so I used a theme provided by the community and tweaked it to my liking.
After following the HUGO quickstart setting the rest up was a snap. I’m taking this as an oppurtinity to try out netlify as a hosting service. They have some interesting featuers and options; at the moment I push any site changes to git and netlify picks it up from there.
Super quick, super easy!
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