Hugo

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.

After Dark

Free and open-source software you can use to create a website, blog or app.
git.habd.as/comfusion/after-dark

Hugo / HTML / JS / Vue / CSS / Bash

After deciding to leave my job back in 2016 I started applying my life-long passion for web development to build sites I felt make a difference in the world – giving up completely on the soul-sucking kind.

Concerned about security and ease of maintenance I decided to start moving away from WordPress in 2013 but struggled to find a suitable publishing workflow.

Then one day I discovered Hugo and decided to kick the tires with After Dark.

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.