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.
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.