Switched to Hugo

I am swtiching from jekyll to hugo for flat file for a Content Managment System (CMS). alt text

Here is why:

  • It comes as a binary file that runs on pretty much any platform. A single file… without a list of dependencies
  • I could stop with the last reason and it would be enough… but I have to say that the file tree used in hugo is simple, and simple is beautiful. As Einstein once said:

“Make things as simple as possible, but not simpler.”

  • It is written in googles go language… so it is fast and portable.
  • It is closely tied to git so it can easily be used on github and for version maintence.
  • it builds a clean directory [./public/] for the full site deploy and this can be rsync’d to where ever you like. or … just git push it to hithub and use something like netlify.com to host from your github!
  • No frustrating version incompatiblities (or at least very minimal) - unlike jekyll which seemed to break on me every few months.
  • hugo is relatively mature and has a huge developer backing.
  • configurable and changed without challenges
  • lots of themes to choose from
  • as the Hugo websites states - it makes the web fun again…
  • Did I mention that it is a single executable file?

Reference: gohugo.io

Enjoy -g-

Geoff McNamara

"Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.” J.R.R Tolkien

Elizabeth City, NC https://www.companionway.net