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    Why the web is turning away from WordPress

    David Large

    24 June 2022

    A few months ago, I read a fascinating interview with Matt Mullenweg, the CEO of Automattic and co-founder of WordPress. Among other glimpses into the inner workings of the 17-year-old...

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  • Photo illustration of Hugo logo on a horizon

    HugoConf is on the horizon!

    David Large

    17 June 2022

    As I write this, it’s just over three weeks until the first ever HugoConf will be held. Given the global appeal of Hugo and the amazing response from participants across...

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  • Illustration of Hugo logo, boxing gloves, and Gatsby logo

    Hugo vs. Gatsby.js

    David Large

    4 June 2022

    With GatsbyConf a few months behind us, and the new-conference-on-the-block HugoConf approaching on the horizon, we are now — temporally, at least — between Gatsby.js and Hugo. Distinctly different in their...

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  • Photo illustration of Hugo logos on pedestals

    Fifty of 2022's most popular Hugo themes

    David Large

    21 May 2022

    One reason Hugo is such a popular static site generator is the ease with which you can add visually appealing themes to new and existing website projects. Maybe a responsive...

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  • Photo illustration of Hugo logo and books

    Twelve Amazing Free Hugo Documentation Themes

    David Large

    14 May 2022

      Providing responsive and intuitive documentation is a key concern for every software business, from SaaS to desktop applications. Whether you’re documenting a series of steps or explaining precisely how...

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  • The best headless CMS for Hugo

    David Large

    5 May 2022

    You already know Hugo. It’s one of the most popular static site generators in the world, because of its optimized build speeds, built-in templates for SEO, analytics, commenting (and more!),...

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  • Photo illustration of nighttime car race, with Hugo, Bookshop and CloudCannon logos

    Stay in the race with Hugo, Bookshop, and CloudCannon’s Git-powered CMS

    Bryce Wray

    28 April 2022

    It’s tough to be competitive in the ever-changing world of web development. Trends, even fads, come and go. While an experienced web dev learns to know the difference between sound...

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  • Photo illustration of MkDocs logo and WYSIWYG editing

    How to set up WYSIWYG editing with MkDocs

    David Large

    14 April 2022

    MkDocs is a fantastic static site generator (SSG) for project documentation. It builds quickly, its documentation source files are written in Markdown, and its sites are configured with a single...

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  • Photo illustration showing a healthcare check on a website.

    Watching your Core Web Vitals on Jamstack

    David Large

    9 April 2022

    Whether we notice it or not, we’re all living and working in a Core Web Vitals world. Three major metrics — Largest Contentful Paint, First Input Delay, and Cumulative Layout Shift...

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  • Illustration of rocket with Astro and CloudCannon logos

    Astro support in CloudCannon


    8 April 2022

    We’re delighted to announce the launch of our support for Astro within CloudCannon’s Git-based CMS. (Side note: what an exciting week to launch in, as Astro reaches its 1.0.0 beta!)...

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  • Diagram of three DAM provider logos

    Digital Asset Management integration with CloudCannon

    Dave Strydom

    2 April 2022

    We are absolutely in love with the Git-powered nature of CloudCannon. The simplicity, security, and control over your code and text-based content is vital to an ideal workflow. We wouldn’t...

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  • Richer Forms with file uploads, Slack integrations, and more

    Dave Strydom

    25 March 2022

    A good form is a must-have for any website. Whether someone wants to ask your team a question or register interest in your services, your contact form is the first...

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