What a better way to start a fresh website than speaking about how I started it fresh?
Previously my website was a custom written static website generator with Mozilla’s nunjucks library hosted on Rackspace cloud files. The stuff that I liked about this setup compared to say using Wordpress or Ghost blog was that
- the website was fast to serve. It’s just static files over a CDN
- I had no headache maintaining the platform.. like worrying about backups, upgrading, security updates.
- the hosting was free. Rackspace cloud files is storage + CDN is free.
What I didn’t like about this setup was the writing experience. It’s was all hand-written HTML and nunjucks templates. And even though I am proficient with HTML, it isn’t as convenient as say Wordpress or Ghost blogs. I wanted a better writing experience, but by still keeping the good things about a static website.
So I went searching for a better way and found couple of new & old tools