Yiannis Charalambous

Moving to Hugo

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Author: Yiannis Charalambous

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Up to this point, this website was using static builder and article compiler to build the static contents of the website while avoiding reuse of HTML. While they were simple scripts written in shell script, they were extremely limiting. As the website grows and more articles are added, along with thumbnails and summary, I have decided to move to using Hugo.

Hugo is one of the most popular open-source static site generators. With its amazing speed and flexibility, Hugo makes building websites fun again.

Hugo is extremely customizable and gives you so much flexibility that it allows you to do pretty much anything that you will ever need. However, there is a disadvantage to using Hugo over static builder. Hugo might be simple, however, I consider it overkill for overly small websites that are looking for a simple drop-in solution to reusing HTML. Static builder is even simpler. this isn’t meant to downplay or discredit Hugo, you can definitely get started with using it as the documentation for it is very complete and there are also many tutorial series online teaching you how to use every aspect of it.

As for static builder and article builder, I will be moving their articles to the archived section of this website, and also archiving their repositories on GitHub. Their code and articles can still be accessed, however, they will no longer be worked on/maintained. They were incredibly useful tools, I wrote many articles with them, but now it’s time to move forward.