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  • Image of website divided in half comparing a static and dynamic website's loading time.

    What is a static website?

    CloudCannon

    18 October 2021 | 1 min

    Static websites make a statement. They give your users a near instant content experience on both desktop and mobile, they are easy to build for developers, they are inherently secure,...

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  • Six ecommerce icons

    Top 10 Headless Commerce Tools to Build an eCommerce Storefront

    Diego Salinas Gardón

    15 October 2021 | 12 mins

    The eCommerce industry is growing exponentially. By 2021 alone, the market is projected to reach a total of $4.89 trillion. This comes after retail eCommerce grew more than 25% in...

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  • Graphic showing components managed by Bookshop being used in multiple websites

    Introducing Bookshop: component-driven workflow for static websites

    CloudCannon

    6 October 2021 | 1 min

    We’re delighted to launch Bookshop: an open-source framework to speed up development and reduce maintenance on static websites by developing components in isolation. Building and maintaining high-performing informational websites have their...

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  • Illustration of a man thinking

    Looking for a Forestry alternative?

    CloudCannon

    14 September 2021 | 4 mins

    Your CMS for Jekyll, Hugo, and Eleventy Forestry announced in April 2021 that they’d be sunsetting their CMS in favour of TinaCMS and Tina Cloud, which is currently limited to...

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  • An illustration showing Jekyll's and Eleventy's logos with the word 'vs' between them

    Eleventy (11ty) vs. Jekyll

    CloudCannon

    11 August 2021 | 5 mins

    Welcome to the static world. Your sites scale easily, load faster and more efficiently, and you and your clients are already seeing the benefits. The Jamstack ecosystem is thriving, with...

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  • An illustration showing Hugo and Eleventy's logos with the word vs in between them

    Eleventy (11ty) vs. Hugo

    CloudCannon

    4 August 2021 | 5 mins

    Better performance. Higher security. Ease of scaling. It’s easy to see why you’d want to move to a SEO-friendly static site built on the Jamstack architecture, where your request times...

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  • An illustration of the wordpress logo with an arrow pointing to the hugo logo

    Switching from WordPress to Hugo

    CloudCannon

    22 June 2021 | 4 mins

    Switching from WordPress to Hugo Whether you’re a blogger, marketer, or online business, your website should deliver the best user experience and meet your needs. However, we tend to complicate...

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  • A marketer and Hugo developer pointing and working on a laptop

    Why you should use Hugo for your Marketing Site in 2021

    CloudCannon

    14 June 2021 | 3 mins

    As a developer, you should continuously evolve with market trends to increase your competitive edge. And it all boils down to your tools. A super fast, flexible and efficient framework...

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  • Two developers inspecting code on a laptop screen

    Jamstack vs. WordPress - reasons to make the change

    CloudCannon

    26 May 2021 | 11 mins

    What are Jamstack and WordPress? When comparing “Jamstack” and “WordPress”, it’s important to acknowledge that this is not an apples-to-apples comparison.  Jamstack is a development philosophy. It’s a design architecture...

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  • Desk with coffee cup infront of a computer screen with a code editor open

    The case for Distributed Persistent Rendering

    Mike Neumegen

    18 May 2021 | 8 mins

    As Jamstack adoption grows, we’re seeing the limits of static sites put to the test. Excessive build times on large-scale sites are a hot topic and a problem that needs...

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  • Laptops back to back

    Jekyll vs. Hugo - choosing the right tool for the job

    CloudCannon

    4 March 2021 | 11 mins

    In the Jamstack world, new static site generators are constantly released. But actively developed, battle-tested solutions are also great options. Jekyll and Hugo are such tried-and-true solutions. They are both...

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  • Dark mode screen visualizing Git branches and commits

    Git-based CMS or API-first CMS - main differences and benefits

    Farrel Burns

    17 February 2021 | 4 mins

    Introduction Many older content management systems (CMSs) suffer from tightly coupled architecture and poor separation of front and backend, which can cause difficulties for developers and content contributors. Git-based and...

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