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  • Illustration of CloudCannon and Eleventy logos on gradient background.

    New Eleventy features, a new theme, and full Eleventy support

    CloudCannon

    6 December 2022

    We’re delighted to announce CloudCannon’s full support for Eleventy, one of the most popular (and fastest) static site generators in the world. While our Git-based CMS has had very functional...

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  • Settings icon and sparkles in front of green-to-white gradient

    New CloudCannon features and improvements (November 2022)

    CloudCannon

    2 December 2022

    Has it already been a month since our last product update? Time flies when you’re scoping and building new features, and even more so when your sites build quickly and...

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  • Illustration of Eleventy and Next.js logos on green and white gradient background

    Eleventy vs Next.js

    CloudCannon

    23 November 2022

    You’d be hard pressed to find two more popular but distinctly different tools to use for static site generation than Eleventy and Next.js. In fact, simply comparing Eleventy and Next.js...

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  • Illustration of hand-drawn CloudCannon logo and stars in bubbles

    Looking for a TinaCMS or Tina Cloud alternative?

    CloudCannon

    22 November 2022

    CloudCannon is here to help if you’ve been seeking an alternative to TinaCMS or Tina Cloud for your Hugo, Eleventy, Jekyll, Gatsby, Next.js, NuxtJS, Astro, SvelteKit, or MkDocs static sites....

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  • Graphic showing gears and sparkles icons on blue gradient background

    New CloudCannon features and improvements (October 2022)

    CloudCannon

    10 November 2022

    If you could get a glimpse behind the scenes at CloudCannon — via our sprint planning and tickets, our internal beta testing, and the very involved discussions going on within...

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  • Hugo Shortcodes

    Editing Content with Hugo Shortcodes: Built-in and Custom Shortcode Support

    CloudCannon

    3 November 2022

    You asked for it. We’ve done it. CloudCannon is the first CMS with full support and full integration for built-in and custom Hugo shortcodes — in our Visual, Content, and...

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  • Photo illustration of a website being measured

    Does My Website Look Big in This? Six Tips to Lower your Page Weight

    David Large

    21 October 2022

    Personally, the biggest drawcards to static sites over yet another WordPress install — and probably the biggest reasons I wanted to work for CloudCannon — were the promises of reducing...

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  • Artisanal Web Development

    Artisanal Web Development

    David Large

    12 October 2022

    On our last episode of Static Feedback, I spoke with Joost van der Schee about ‘Artisanal Web Development’, the approach he takes to solo web development projects. Over the course...

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  • The Best Marketing Tools and Integrations for your Static Site

    David Large

    1 October 2022

    Will my new static website integrate with external applications and services? Marketing and sales teams need new websites to integrate smoothly with the external tools they already depend upon —...

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  • Choosing a CMS for your Static Site: Part 2 — Headless? Git-based, or API-based?

    David Large

    14 September 2022

    Congratulations! You’re well on your way to identify the right content management system (CMS) for your team. At this stage in your journey you’re already likely to recognize the benefits...

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  • Illustration of a website

    Choosing a CMS for your Static Site: Part 1

    David Large

    8 September 2022

    By now you may have decided on the static site generator (SSG) you’ll use to build your static website. Let’s now examine the most important web publishing tool in your...

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  • Illustration of a website being created

    What is a Static Site Generator?

    David Large

    1 September 2022

    So you’ve decided you’d like a static website. Great news! Let’s dig into the tools we use to create static websites, why we use them, and how they fit into...

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