Interview with Michael Rose, designer and front-end developer(article)
Michael Rose, one of the most active webdesigner in the Jekyll community, shares his vision on static site generators.
Interview with Bud Parr, JAMstack engineer, Content Strategist(article)
Bud Parr, founder of TheNewDynamic, shares his vision on the current state of the JAMstack ecosystem.
Interview with Bjørn Erik Pedersen, Hugo lead developer(article)
As Hugo is getting more and more popular and fast, we ask a few questions to Bjørn Erik Pedersen, the current lead developer, about the past, present and future of Hugo.
JAMstack at O'Reilly's Velocity Conference: Git-based or API-driven CMSs(event-recapvideo)
In “Git-based or API-driven CMS” Chris Macrae breaks down the differences between the two different types of Headless CMS’ — Git-based and API-driven CMS’ — helping you decide on the right tools for your next web project.
Join our Slack(article)
We started a Slack a while back. We'll be posting interesting bits, jobs, resources, and open to discussing all things #JAMstack/static sites and front-end development.
Migrating to Static, with Brian Rinaldi, author of “Working with Static Sites”(event-recapvideo)
Perhaps you're intrigued by static sites but can't imagine going through the manual labor of extracting your current content into a new tool. Well - good news - most static site generators have some sort of migration tools...
CMS as Code + Pushing the Limits with Static Site Tools(event-recapvideo)
We're heading to Brooklyn! This month we'll have two Sessions: CMS as Code by Dmytri Kleiner of Contentful, and a roundtable discussion with Kyle Mathews and Jeff Escalante, creators of two of the most advanced static build tools, Gatsby and Spike, respectively.
A Faster Better Way to Build Websites: Introduction to Static Site Generators(event-recapvideo)
Ahead of our 'Jekyll in the Newsroom' event Bud Parr will introduce static site generators like Jekyll, and explain why people have become so excited about them recently.
Jekyll in the Newsroom(event-recapvideo)
It’s all about Jekyll and journalism: Find out how ProPublica uses Jekyll and Grunt to report some of its biggest stories, including everything from helping a network of over 1,000 journalists cover Election Day in real time...
Interview with Eric Gardner, Getty Publications(Article)
Following the publication of the digital publishing workflow based on Git and Middleman of a publisher, Antoine Fauchié asked a few questions to Eric Gardner, developer and designer in the Digital Publishing team at Getty Publications.
January Meetup: Offline First for your Static Site + The Journey from CMS to Static (video)(event-recapvideo)
Looking forward to a great Meetup to kick off 2017 with Tom Kraak from AOL on coming to static sites from a CMS world, and Jeff Posnick from Google, who has been working on applying Progressive Web App techniques to static sites.
Static CMS Concept at Forge(article)
Steve Schofield has been exploring various content management concepts, including Content Management as a Service (CMaaS), and API-driven strategies at the Beach blog, “The Guild.” Beach is the maker of the desktop static site generator app, Hammer for Mac, and the Forge static hosting service.
Gatsby - a React.js SSB - Presented by creator Kyle Mathews (video)(event-recap)
React.js is surging in popularity as a modern build tool, and web developers are flocking to it to build sites and web apps.
Helpful Videos for Getting Started with Jekyll(essentials)
Helpful Videos for Getting Started with Jekyll
How do Static Site Generators Work?(article)
A brief overview of how a typical static site generator converts markdown files into fully formed HTML files.
Get the Book: Static Site Generators Modern Tools for Static Website Development(article)
O’Reilly and Brian Rinaldi have had the foresight to publish the first book on static site generators, called Static Site Generators Modern Tools for Static Website Development.
Use Wordpress as the Backend to your Static Site, using Roots(article)
I’ve seen caching systems that serve static pages from Wordpress before, but this is the first time I’ve seen Wordpress as the content editing interface for a statically generated site. The gist is that you use the Wordpress JSON API as your data store for the static site generator, so the only job for Wordpress is editing content and outputing a JSON file.
Static Site Generators Coming into the Mainstream(article)
Thoughtworks, the San Francisco-based software development firm, has included static site generators on their “Technology Radar” for 2015, saying that:
The Post-CMS Landscape(article)
In The No-db Landscape I wrote about the differences between “flat-file” CMSs and static site generators. Today we’ll have a look at the idea of a “Post-CMS” and some new developments.
Search Options for Static Websites(article)
Here are some options for adding search and/or filters to your static website. These have various approaches, costs and ease of implementation.
How Vox Media uses Static Site Generators(article)
Here's the forward thinking Vox Media on their use of Middleman as part of their publishing strategy
Getting Started with Static Site Generators(article)
Here are some of the blog posts that first got me excited about the potential for static site generators:
Jekyll Content Decision Tree(article)
With the addition of collections in Jekyll 2.0 there are a lot of choices one can make about how to structure their site. Besides collections, now you can also add JSON files to the _data directory. I put together this decision tree to help anyone who needs it. This, of course, reflects my own way of thinking about content in a static site generator context, specifically applied to Jekyll. One thing I love about not using a database is that your content is much closer to its original form: documents are documents, data is data. Note that this variety may very well change in the future as collections pages and posts converge toward one content type, likely to be collections with optional features of posts, I’m guessing.