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  • Image of a laptop with the Ruby on Rails website displaying

    How Ruby on Rails uses Jekyll to build their marketing site

    CloudCannon

    29 November 2021

    CloudCannon uses Rails for our backend and I can say that it is an absolute joy to work with. In this showcase, we’ll deconstruct the Ruby on Rails marketing website...

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  • Image of a laptop with the Linode website displaying

    Expansive developer documentation with Hugo

    CloudCannon

    22 November 2021

    Linode is a popular cloud infrastructure platform who run their documentation site on static site generator, Hugo. In this showcase, we’ll see how it’s put together.

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  • Image of a laptop with the Github website displaying the SEO plugin page

    How the Jekyll SEO plugin helps you optimize your site

    CloudCannon

    15 November 2021

    SEO is a hot topic for Jekyll and static sites in general. WordPress has the famous Yoast plugin, which does a great job of helping you optimize a site’s SEO....

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  • Image of a laptop with the Hyde for Hugo theme displaying

    Comparing a Jekyll and Hugo template

    CloudCannon

    8 November 2021

    For this showcase, I thought it would be interesting to compare the implementations of a template with both Jekyll and Hugo versions.

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  • Image of a laptop with the Github website displaying the Jekyll feed plugin

    How the Jekyll Feed plugin generates your Atom feed

    CloudCannon

    1 November 2021

    In this showcase, we’re taking a peek behind the curtain to see how the Jekyll Feed plugin works.

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  • Image of a laptop with the Digital gov website displaying

    Deconstruction: How Digital.gov uses Hugo to power their community site

    CloudCannon

    25 October 2021

    The U.S. government employs millions of people, many of whom are working on government websites or digital technology. Corralling and informing such a large community is a huge undertaking, and...

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  • Illustration of laptop showing Bootstrap's website homepage

    Deconstruction: How Bootstrap powers their documentation site with Hugo

    CloudCannon

    11 October 2021

    Bootstrap is used to rapidly develop consistent, responsive websites. It was initially created at Twitter as a way to encourage design consistency in internal tools. Later it was publicly released...

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  • Image of a laptop with the bitcoin.org website displaying

    Deconstruction: How Bitcoin.org uses Jekyll to power their marketing site

    CloudCannon

    11 October 2021

    Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency created in 2008 by a mysterious person or group by the alias Satoshi Nakamoto. It was the first decentralized cryptocurrency and is currently the most valuable,...

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