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Stars - the number of stars that a project has on GitHub. Growth - month over month growth in stars.
Activity is a relative number indicating how actively a project is being developed. Recent commits have higher weight than older ones.
For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.
Gojekyll – 20x faster Go port of jekyll
I have migrated from Jekyll to Hugo for my own website, but the whole Hugo project is just weird. It took me like a year to migrate my simple website because of all the different paper cuts that drained my will to work on it.
You are only able to only use partials in HTML pages and shortcodes in Markdown pages. Why? They use 2 different syntax, so the best you can do is awkwardly wrap a partial in a shortcode. What's the point? They serve basically the same purpose.
Want to set up RSS? Oh yeah, for some reason by default it will not show full content in your feed reader, instead only a small extract with the only way to fix it is by making your own template. But wait, why are we using RSS instead of Atom? Who knows, but if you want to use Atom, you have to use your template and insert some stuff to your config.
Also don't look at the bug tracker, that thing is frustrates me to no end.
You of course have the everyone's favourite Stalebot that you might have noticed in my previous link, but if you look at older issues, you will see the maintainer self-botting as a Stalebot for some reason.
You will also see the maintainer moving issues between milestones for years with no end in sight.
Changelogs can sometimes feel a bit, odd too:
> but also a big shoutout to @dependabot[bot], […] for their ongoing contributions.
And commit messages sometimes are just… a bit too long (it is truncated by GitHub, you can append .patch to see the full message).
Their documentation is awful to read too. Oh and the templating engine? Yeah, not documented at all. Also the quick start guide will tell you to git clone some random theme, but I don't want my website to look like someone's, I want to write my own styles and have my own structure, but they don't really tell you anywhere how you should go about it. Because of it, I would search GitHub to sometimes find answers on how to do some stuff, but you would quickly find that most people had no idea how to actually use it. For example you can find a lot of people making opening and ending partials to have a common page layout instead of actually using the built-in Hugo layouts.
So why have I bothered switching? i18n support, so far out of all SSG I tried, Hugo does it in the least painful way.
That issue should have been closed. This was resolved in Hugo 112. https://github.com/gohugoio/hugo/releases/tag/v0.112.0
The fact that Hugo still doesn't play nicely with Tailwind 3 (2 years after T3 was released) is a real pain point.
I gave up on this ever being fixed quite a while back, but still check on the issue  every now and then. Seems like the only activity these days is bep bumping the milestone every month.
A Developer's Guide to Blogging
3 projects | dev.to | 26 Aug 2023
For creating a static site I recommend Hugo. In short this is because it is popular, well-supported, fast, and allows you to get up and running quickly with premade templates.
What's your favorite static site generator?
2 projects | /r/webdev | 17 Aug 2023
I use Hugo. Creating templates was admittedly not easy at first. But as soon as you understand it, you can implement a lot with it.
Show HN: Library to export Notion pages to Markdown for serving via Hugo
2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 16 Aug 2023
Export content written in Notion to markdown, compatible for [Hugo](https://gohugo.io/) blog.
You can use Notion as a CMS in order to author, edit, and manage all your content while leverage the power of Hugo in order to serve the content statically on your blog site. This lets you leverage the best of both worlds - powerful and expressive UX of Notion for authoring along with speed and pre-built feature rich themes from Hugo for personal blog site.
The package ships with a script in order to export content from Notion in a compatible format.
I created Hugo AUR packages
2 projects | /r/gohugo | 18 Jul 2023
After using Hugo on an Arch-based Linux machine for a while, I realized that a clean, up-to-date, and well-maintained Hugo package is missing. I found/used the following existing packages:
Is Flutter suitable for simple sites that aren’t web apps? What about static sites?
2 projects | /r/FlutterDev | 12 Jul 2023
Something like Hugo might be of interest to you.
Just deployed a simple and boring little website to solve my own inconvenience!
3 projects | /r/webdev | 10 Jul 2023
I do the same thing, via hugo - I can choose to use markdown, HTML, make use of the templates, or ignore the template and just output raw text or HTML.
AWS Customers Cannot Escape IPv4
2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 22 Sep 2023
Yes, it's Markdown and I use https://jekyllrb.com with the theme "jekyll-theme-hacker" to generate the site. I quite like how simple it is.
Gojekyll – 20x faster Go port of jekyll
Context is everything. In the context of Jekyll, all of this is certainly a useful feature: this is not code that needs to be re-used or maintained in the same way as your Rails project has to be.
As always, engage your brain before doing anything and you don't need to use these features, but it gives you the tools to do "smart things" that Go simply can't. This, among other things, means that Jekyll will scale reasonably well with your website as your needs grow, without having to add features to Jekyll core, using your own fork of Jekyll, or switching to something completely different.
For example, I have a little plugin to work around a bug and to skip the hard-coded requirement to have a date in the filename. Is this ugly? Yes. Is this fine to generate a relatively simple personal website? Also yes.
User Guides in Code Documentation: Empowering Users with Usage Instructions
6 projects | dev.to | 20 Aug 2023
Jekyll is a static site generator. It takes text written in your favorite markup language and uses layouts to create a static website. You can tweak the site’s look and feel, URLs, the data displayed on the page, and more.
Do we really need variadics?
4 projects | /r/rust | 11 Jul 2023
I'm using bridgetown because I like sitting on the bleeding edge, its basically a newer Jekyll which I would recommend checking out too. Bridgetown has a great modern dev experience but its missing some of the ecosystem from Jekyll. Not a problem for me because I'm really comfortable with Ruby.
MdBook – Create book from Markdown files. Like Gitbook but implemented in Rust
30 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 29 Jun 2023
Moj prvi blog
2 projects | /r/programiranje | 14 Jun 2023
Takodje, ako nisi cuo za Jekyll, baci pogled. Ima vec brda Themes tako da mozes da customizujes nesto za svoje potrebe. Generalno se to koristi za GitHub pages.
Why write technical content on a blog and not only on social media
3 projects | dev.to | 14 Jun 2023
If you want to have a different UI or your blog to look in a very specific way I recommend using Jekyll or Bridgetown.
GitLab Pages preview
3 projects | dev.to | 8 Jun 2023
I use Jekyll to build HTML from Asciidoc. To generate links, Jekyll uses two configuration parameters:
How would I make and deploy a simple website
4 projects | /r/rails | 26 May 2023
If I wanted to post a simple website today I would look into Jekyll. There are a ton of articles and answers to common questions etc. It itself is written in Ruby but using it will not likely help you to learn Ruby. One-step in the direction of learning Ruby and getting a simple website could be Bridgetown. This will start you down a path of learning Ruby and not Rails. We use Bridgetown for our company site at Flagrant.
Should you be blogging as a software developer?
6 projects | dev.to | 26 May 2023
The other option is to have your own custom website either by hosting your own blogging platform such as WordPress, Ghost or by setting up a static website with Hugo, Gatsby or Jekyll.
What are some alternatives?
astro - The web framework that scales with you — Build fast content sites, powerful web applications, dynamic server APIs, and everything in-between ⭐️ Star to support our work!
MkDocs - Project documentation with Markdown.
Pelican - Static site generator that supports Markdown and reST syntax. Powered by Python.
eleventy 🕚⚡️ - A simpler site generator. Transforms a directory of templates (of varying types) into HTML.
Hexo - A fast, simple & powerful blog framework, powered by Node.js.
obsidian-export - Rust library and CLI to export an Obsidian vault to regular Markdown
SvelteKit - web development, streamlined
Docusaurus - Easy to maintain open source documentation websites.
Middleman - Hand-crafted frontend development
gutenberg - A fast static site generator in a single binary with everything built-in. https://www.getzola.org
Bridgetown - A next-generation progressive site generator & fullstack framework, powered by Ruby