content without having to deal with the intricacies of html that distract a writer from getting “thoughts to paper”.
So I moved to Drupal in 2008…Wordpress was not yet the clear winner in website/blog platforms back then. While Drupal is decent and has met my needs for 10 years, it’s a bit of a nightmare to use:
Nobody knows PHP, everybody just lies and claims they don’t.
For years I’ve been preaching “Public Cloud” to clients. There are some key tenants to cloud architecture including understanding when to use static content, when a database is a poor solution, and when data should be cached and how to do it.
Perhaps it’s time I moved my blog to something more “modern”. Wordpress (wp) is frankly only a bit better than Drupal. But what I really need is a static site generator that generates html files that can be hosted. Any content that is in fact dynamic can be handled with an Azure Function or a service like Disqus, shopify, mailchimp, etc. Why would anyone want to host their own commenting engine in 2018?
Jekyll is a static site generator based on Ruby (you don’t need to know ANY Ruby) that takes md files and builds a static site using gitlab/github using bootstrap and the Liquid theming engine. Totally customizable.
Jekyll is a modern platform. It’s exactly what I’ve always wanted.
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