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    New CloudCannon features and improvements (October 2022)

    CloudCannon

    10 November 2022

    If you could get a glimpse behind the scenes at CloudCannon — via our sprint planning and tickets, our internal beta testing, and the very involved discussions going on within...

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  • Hugo Shortcodes

    Editing Content with Hugo Shortcodes: Built-in and Custom Shortcode Support

    CloudCannon

    3 November 2022

    You asked for it. We’ve done it. CloudCannon is the first CMS with full support and full integration for built-in and custom Hugo shortcodes — in our Visual, Content, and...

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    Does My Website Look Big in This? Six Tips to Lower your Page Weight

    David Large

    21 October 2022

    Personally, the biggest drawcards to static sites over yet another WordPress install — and probably the biggest reasons I wanted to work for CloudCannon — were the promises of reducing...

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  • 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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    How users like The New Dynamic help CloudCannon iterate and improve

    David Large

    10 August 2022

    Several weeks ago, I interviewed Régis Philibert, Lead Developer at The New Dynamic, for a case study about how tND is using CloudCannon. It was an illuminating interview — for...

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  • Photo illustration of Hugo logo and coloured arrows pointing right

    Going Wild with Hugo Modules

    Nuance Communications TechPubs Team

    30 July 2022

    At the recent HugoConf, Jeanne Haskett, Nathalie Laroche, and Kimberley Brown — part of the Nuance Communications TechPubs team — presented their process for using Hugo modules, which enables efficient...

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