Hello, World!

This is the first post my new blog. I just got back from a sweet two week holiday in Eastern Europe, where I was able to replenish my battery and made plans for things I would like to learn next or become better at — and with that I figured I would dust off my website, re-introduce a blog, and hopefully from time to time write up my findings here.

On a technical note; I am using Hugo (a static site generator) to generate the website and the website is now being hosted at Netlify instead of Github. Netlify’s automated deployments make it super easy to get new changes live.

Static Site Generators

The past two years or so, I have tried quite a number of static site generators and have grown quite fond of them. So far Jekyll, Hugo, Hexo, Next, Nuxt, Gatsby and VuePress are among the ones I have tried and had running on a production environment.

Which one do I like the most you ask? Unfortunately there is no definitive answer, each has it’s pros and cons. In my opinion Hugo is easy to use, blazingly quick and I can easily build a theme for it using just vanilla CSS & Javascript. But for a bigger website I might use Gatsby because it ships with GraphQL.

“Don’t build a website with last decade’s tech. The future of the web is mobile, JavaScript and APIs—the JAMstack”.

Gatsbyjs.org

Take a look at StaticGen to see which are currently getting a lot of traction.

Maybe in the near future I will write a more detailed blog post about my experience using these site generators and what I believe to be their pros and cons.

Thanks for reading – Robert