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After Dark

Hugo Dark Theme Website Generator

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After fighting with WordPress on my personal blog for 5 years starting back in 2008 decided to I switched to static in 2013. With Jekyll as my generator I found a lot to love over the years. After 3 years and an increasing amount of content I became familiar with Jekyll’s speed and scaling issues and ended up resorting to workarounds to avoid them, hurting my publishing cadence in the process.

Dissatisfied with Jekyll and after considerable product analysis I eventually discovered Hugo. Before switching I performed a multi-year experiment with Hugo before deciding to jump ship for good. After Dark was the result.

Hugo Deploy: Migrating from S3 Website

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How to install and configure Hugo for Amazon S3 deployments using Docker.
Scala is great and all though I’m not familiar with it and the maintainer of the deployment tool I’ve been using since 2016 ended active support for s3_website earlier this year. That’s too bad because s3_website was a huge breath of fresh air for me given its support for deploying both Jekyll and Hugo, among others. In addition to its support for various generators s3_website also has some novel features for deployments to AWS not trivial otherwise including:

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

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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

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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

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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.