Resources blog posts

  • Photo illustration of Pagefind compass logo and a pile of unorganized pages

    Introducing Pagefind: Static Low-bandwidth Search at Scale

    Liam Bigelow

    16 July 2022

    We’re delighted to launch Pagefind, an open-source tool that adds search to your static websites without hosting any infrastructure, while respecting your users’ bandwidth. At CloudCannon, we firmly believe there...

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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 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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  • Maximizing the convenience factor: archetypes in Hugo

    Bryce Wray

    24 March 2022

    There are many reasons why static site generators (SSGs) have become so popular, especially in recent years. The reason which seems to come up most often is that SSG-based sites...

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  • Photo illustration of leaves with Bootstrap and Hugo logos

    How to convert a Bootstrap theme to a client-editable Hugo site

    CloudCannon

    23 March 2022

    Do you want to bring something fresh to your Hugo clients? Or perhaps you want to bring the speed and flexibility of Hugo to non-technical users? Look no further. We’ve...

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  • Photo illustration of a running race

    Why should you use a static site generator?

    David Large

    17 March 2022

    Static site generators appeal to many developers primarily for reasons relating to their performance. Sites can certainly be faster and more secure if they’re created with an SSG, but some...

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  • Photo illustration of a Git CMS workflow

    What is a Git-based CMS?

    Mike Neumegen

    16 March 2022

    Git is one of the most popular collaboration platforms in the world. It’s a piece of software that has transformed how we build software together. Before Git, open-source software was...

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  • Photo illustration of brick wall and Hugo logo

    The Ultimate Guide to Hugo Sections

    Bryce Wray

    11 March 2022

    Because URLs ideally should never change, one of the critical steps in your early planning for a website project must be to decide on the site’s structure. Additionally, if you’re...

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  • Illustration showing Jekyll logo, award ribbon, and trophies

    Free Jekyll themes for 2022: Ten great community options

    CloudCannon

    10 March 2022

    Building a website from scratch can be a rewarding experience. But it can also be a long and taxing process that not everyone can afford to do. Fortunately, Jekyll has...

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  • Illustration of an astronaut with a robot vehicle

    The 'Islands' era

    Mike Neumegen

    9 March 2022

    Islands architecture or ‘partial hydration’ is an approach that gives the fast-loading nature of a purely static website, paired with the dynamic iterations you get from an SPA. To understand...

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  • Illustration of an award with the Hugo logo

    Top 10 Hugo Themes for 2022

    David Large

    3 March 2022

    Building websites with Hugo has a broad appeal to many developers and digital agencies, not least among them the raw speed of the static site generator when it comes to...

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