Resources blog posts

  • 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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    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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  • 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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    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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