Not all sites should be static sites. In this video, Nate provides guidance on when to build a static site and when to build a more complex web application.
- [Instructor] It's important to understand…when a static site makes sense,…and when you should use a CMS…or a full-blown web application instead.…The static site approach is fantastic…for blogs, landing pages, and informational sites.…I've built personal home pages, corporate blogs,…resume sites, and promotional landing pages…all as static sites.…A good rule of thumb here is if the site only changes…when you or another author uploads new content,…it's probably a good fit for a static site.…On the other hand, sites where content…is rendered dynamically or on the fly, aren't a good fit.…
And neither are sites where users need to authenticate…or log in, for example, building a photo-sharing app…or a site where users can upload stories…wouldn't be possible as a static site…because you need server code running…to handle users logging in…and updating content in real-time.…In this course you'll build a personal blog…as a static site.…Let's take a look at the tools you can use…to make the process easy.…
- Advantages of static sites
- Installing Jekyll and Git
- Creating a new Jekyll site
- Installing themes
- Adding posts, pages, and static content
- Setting up for deployment with GitHub, Travis CI, Node, and npm
- Deploying to FTP, AWS, and Netlify
- Adding a custom, secure domain
Skill Level Beginner
1. How Static Sites Work
2. Set Up Jekyll
3. Build a Website
4. Prepare for Publishing
5. Deploy via FTP
6. Deploy to AWS
7. Deploy with Netifly
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