Beginner blog posts

  • 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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    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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    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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  • Static vs Dynamic Websites: The Definitive Guide

    David Large

    25 August 2022

    When it comes to making a website, you’ve probably come across the terms static and dynamic. But what do they mean for you? And which approach should you choose? Let’s...

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    Ten Myths about Static Websites

    David Large

    18 August 2022

    If you’ve ever searched out the differences between static websites and dynamic websites, you’re likely to have discovered several questionable — if not outright false — statements about what static...

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  • 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

    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

    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

    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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