Demystifying Hugo Conditionals
When we published our comparison of Jekyll and Hugo, we got a lot of flak from Hugo die-hards for suggesting that Jekyll had a more intuitive templating syntax. While the intuitiveness of a particular language is somewhat subjective, criticism of Hugo’s template syntax frequently comes up in discussion with other developers.
Hugo is a great choice for a static site generator: it’s compiled into a static binary, so it’s easy to install on any system, and it’s fast.
Keeping Content DRY: Data Relationships In Hugo
Don’t Repeat Yourself is the perennial mantra of the software developer. It doesn’t mean you should never do the same thing twice, but instead refers to having a single, authoritative source of truth for every piece of information used in your software.
Don’t Repeat Yourself is frequently applied to code, where knowledge is susceptible to duplication through the copying and pasting of code blocks where an abstraction should be used instead.
uBuild: A New Jekyll Theme Using Blocks
Back in April we announced a feature that we believed was a game-changer for static site content managers. Blocks was here to introduce a way for you to put together sites using pre-composed site snippets inside Forestry.
While we did our best to show you how to set them up and give you an idea of how powerful they could be, we noticed that getting to know Blocks and figuring out how to set them up from scratch wasn’t as self-explanatory as we had hoped.
Enhance Your Hugo JSON API Using Custom Output Formats and Netlify Redirects
Hugo makes it super easy to build simple APIs with its built-in output formats. In my previous article, we built a fully functional JSON API. Today we’re going to extend the capabilities of this API and improve the user experience with better URLs.
At the moment our API can look up specific items, but can’t look at them in relation to each other. Say you want to know what players are in a specific team: with our current API, you can’t do that easily.
Sawmill: A Razor-sharp Layout Composer for Hugo and Forestry
When it comes to creating websites, good content strategy is all about turning ideas into HTML with a minimal amount of friction. Whether using a CMS with a web interface or editing content files for a static site generator, content creators need an easy way to create visually interesting and well-structured content.
Every approach is a compromise between flexibility and ease-of-use. Even if a developer could anticipate all of a content creator’s needs, these needs will change over time.
Build a JSON API With Hugo's Custom Output Formats
As developers, we love open and accessible data. For example, you may want to use your local transit data for a mobile app, or maybe you want a service like Zapier or IFTTT to send you an email every time the weather forecast calls for rain. If you’re a super geek like @bdougieyo, you’ve built an app that tells you when to leave work in order to avoid traffic from your local baseball team’s home games (from his excellent talk here).
Hugo or Jekyll? 6 Factors You Should Know
Choosing the right tools to build a website isn’t easy these days. There’s just too many options! Building a static site is one of these options, which comes with many advantages like top-notch security, blazingly-fast performance, and reduced costs.
When it comes to building static sites, the two leading solutions right now are Hugo and Jekyll. So the question is, which is right for you?
To answer that question, we’ll take a look at the features, speed, and extensibility of each, looking for the pros and the cons of both generators.
Automate Your Static Site Deployment with CircleCI
This tutorial was updated on April 3, 2018 to use bep/s3deploy in place of aws/aws-cli.
This article is part of our on-going Frontend Friday modern web development series
Tools like Hugo, Jekyll, and Gatsby have made building static sites a popular and practical choice for developers. One major disadvantage these tools have, however, is the need to regenerate and redeploy their files every time there is new content to publish.
Up & Running With Hugo Part I: Building Your First Site
This guide was most recently updated on March 9, 2018.
— – The popular static site generator written in GoLang - Hugo - has taken the community by storm. It brings all the benefits of a static site generator - 100% Flexibility, Security, Speed - but also steals the show otherwise 👉 Hugo + Jekyll Benchmarked. In fact, the Forestry.io website is built with Hugo.
For this week on Frontend Friday, we’ll be covering how to get set up with Hugo on your local machine, including setting up a theme and customizing it, as well as writing your own CSS & JS.
Static site search with Hugo + Algolia
For this week on Frontend Friday, we’ll be covering how to set up lightning ⚡️ fast search for your Hugo site using Algolia, the SaaS (Search as a Service 😉 ) provider. We published a Jekyll-focused version of this guide last week.
Algolia’s self-proclaimed claim-to-fame is that they are“the most reliable platform for building search into your business,” and honestly, it’s hard to disagree. Forestry’s search is powered by Algolia (just try searching for Algolia in the search above!