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Free and open-source software you can use to create a website, blog or app.
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After 5 years fighting with WordPress on my personal blog I switched to static in 2013. With Jekyll as my static site generator found a lot to love for some time. After 3 years and an increasing number of blog posts, however, I became intimately familiar with Jekyll’s speed and scaling issues.

Dissatisfied with my personal publishing cadence, and after some considerable product analysis in the SSG space, I eventually discovered Hugo. Before committing entirely I ran a multi-year experiment to mitigate any surprises before finally deciding to entirely jump ship for Hugo. After Dark was the result.

Consolidate a Jekyll site with Hugo

8 minute read Published

How to migrate a website hosted on Jekyll into an existing Hugo site.

Three years ago I started a website called hackcabin.com to scratch an itch after discovering Hugo and starting development on After Dark. At the time my primary website was running Jekyll and build times were nearing the 2-3 minute mark for little more than 70-80 blog posts.

Zero to HTTP/2 with AWS and Hugo

5 minute read Updated

A step-by-step guide to creating your own JAMstack site using Amazon Web Services and the Hugo static site generator.

So you found out how Smashing Magazine got 10x faster and want to create your own JAMstack website with Hugo. If so, you’re in luck because I’m going to show you how to do it using Amazon Web Services so you don’t end up paying through the nose for hosting or locked into a provider which might disappear.

Awesome Hugo Boilerplates

3 minute read Updated

Hugo starter kits, tools and themes to kick your development into high gear.

In the fashion of Awesome React Boilerplates habd.as is comin’ atcha with a new list of awesome boilerplates, sometimes known as starter kits or seeds — this time for the one and only Hugo static site generator.

Why You Should Choose Hugo

3 minute read Updated

In a sea of choice, which static site generator will you choose?

Many are familiar with the idea of static site generators like Jekyll and why they should use them. But Jekyll isn’t the only SSG out there. In fact, there are literally hundreds of SSGs guaranteed to give you analysis paralysis. With so many to choose from it can be difficult to decide which to use.