We had a terrific event last week with a roundtable discussion with Dmytri Kleiner from Contentful, Kyle Mathews, the creator of Gatsby, and Jeff Escalante, creator of Spike. I’ve listed their tools below.
Earlier this year I found out about this powerful tool that Jekyll is. On its website it is described as “a simple, blog aware, static site generator”. After studying it a bit and learning about all of its advantages I was sure that I wanted to use it to build my personal website. However, the…
In this post, I shall describe the Paginator I wrote purely in Liquid. This was my first main feature, thus was a little rough on the edges. It was also the feature that convinced me to ditch purely Liquid based solutions since documentation and debugging of it is atrocious.
I recently had problems when I was migrating this blog from Jekyll 2.5 to Jekyll 3.3. The permalinks were broken after the upgrade and I only noticed this after the change went live. Some basic tests could have easily prevented this.
The form-submit plugin let’s you submit HTML forms from your Aerobatic static website. Form submissions are saved in a database on the Aerobatic side that you can view in the dashboard. It’s a great solution for contact forms, quote requests, email list subscribes, user surveys, and the like.
Spike is a next-generation static site generator. It is built on top of webpack, and a foundation of html, css, and js parsers that accept plugins to transform the output. It’s fast, actively developed, and very data-friendly.