First post with Hugo

I was a little bored with the previous look and decided to play around with some other static HTML generators. I did like that I could edit the website directly in GitHub but I still decided to move away from the current setup with “Jekyll Now”. It’s more fun to edit files in atom anyway.

I’ve been playing with Go lately and decided to look for a static HTML generator in Go. That was when I met Hugo, described as “A Fast & Modern Static Website Engine”.

Why Hugo? It’s (really) fast and written in Go. This also means it’s multi-platform and has no dependencies. Just like me! (the multi-platform that is)

There are no default themes so I decided to go with Hyde-X, an enhanced port of the Jekyll “Hyde” theme.

To summarize, let’s see what we have now:

  • The Hugo Go application (a 12 megabyte binary).
  • Markdown format for the content. (or HTML where needed)
  • GitHub hosting.
  • Static HTML. (=fast)
  • Mobile ready website.
  • Fast and multi-platform engine.
  • Two GitHub repositories, one for the Hugo code and one for the static HTML files.


written by @harkx



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