First Impressions

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Hi people of the interweb. I’m trying out different static site generators, because Drupal has failed me. But also, in general dynamic CMS’s are slow, vulnerable and buggy. First, I tried Hugo, a go lang static generator. Unfortunately it didn’t work right for me. The post you are currently reading was generated with Jekyll.

Post-implementation

Well, I’ve switched the site over to Jekyll, importing took a little while because I wanted to clean up some of the html, or rather, convert it to markdown. Most content is cleaner and more consistent now.

Jekyll is a bit slow now, after configuring and building the site, the build time has increased to seven seconds! However, the site is being generated on a fairly weak cpu. In any case, seven seconds is on the verge of being unusable. I suspect the extra time is from an image plugin I’m using, I’ll play with it later.

I wanted to allow comments on the site, but I wanted to avoid manually maintaining a database, so I’ve gone with a free third party solution, Disqus. It lets you add comments to static or dynamic pages.