Beginner blog posts

  • Illustration showing hands juggling the three logos of the static site generators Hugo, Jekyll and Eleventy.

    Choosing a static site generator with zero experience

    David Large

    2 September 2021 | 7 mins

    Part 3: Choices, choices, choices In which we wonder why anything else would even be considered. I’m hoping I don’t have to re-introduce CloudCannon’s Git-based CMS. Suffice it to say...

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  • Graphic showing a user choosing a Gitlab repository.

    On Git, with zero experience

    David Large

    26 August 2021 | 5 mins

    Part 2: Git = gud Being a digression in which we kill our darlings (with exquisite version control). The appeal of Git — of GitHub, Bitbucket, GitLab, et al —...

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  • Photograph showing a typescript fragment of Malcolm Lowry's 'In Ballast to the White Sea', with charred edges. The words

    How I created my first static website, with zero experience (1/∞)

    David Large

    17 August 2021 | 5 mins

    Part 1: Background | Preamble In which context is offered. Whether it’s a brittle typescript of second-wave Modernist fiction or a plaintext file containing disordered and partially expressed fragments of...

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