In this video, learn what a static site generator is, and discover how Hugo differs from other popular static site generators like Jekyll and Hexo.
- [Instructor] You can always write HTML by hand,…but the easiest way to build a static site…is with a tool called a static site generator.…This tool takes your post or pages…written in a language like Markdown…and automatically generates HTML using a template.…Tools like Jekyll, Hexo, and Hugo…are some of the most popular static site generators.…The website staticgen.com…has a comprehensive list of static site generator projects.…For this course, you'll learn to use Hugo.…I like Hugo for a couple of reasons.…
First, it's very lightweight and easy to install.…It's a single exe file on Windows…and it's available via Homebrew on Mac OS.…It's also fast.…Even for large sites with hundreds or thousands of pages,…Hugo can rebuild the site…in tens or hundreds of milliseconds.…It's usually so fast that you don't even have time…to reach for the mouse before it's ready to go.…Like other static site generators,…Hugo also has prebuilt visual themes,…support for the Markdown language,…and advanced customization features.…All right, now that we've covered the advantages…
- How static sites work
- Advantages of static sites
- Tools for building static sites
- Installing Hugo and Git
- Creating a new Hugo site
- Building a website
- Setting up a deployment pipeline
- Deploying and testing a site
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1. How Static Sites Work
2. Set Up Hugo
3. Build a Website
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