Setting up Hugo

Date: Fri 2020-01-24


This post-the first post, in fact-is to commemorate the launch of my new website powered by Hugo. Prior to this moment, I was simply posting HTML files to my server’s webroot. It was appealing to be bare-bones and fast.

But now, I’m able to play around with many more powerful features. I can test my CSS and Javascript more quickly with development servers on localhost. The parts of the site that never change (i.e., navigation) are included where needed and never in the way of the content.

And in case it wasn’t obvious, I can also add a blog with relative ease.

I didn’t need to give up any degree of portability (as the static site can live in any webroot) or my workflow (since Hugo is perfectly happy being called by make and being versioned by git).

All in all, very happy with this adoption of Hugo.

Next article: Playing with Web Services

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