I, on the other hand, have no design skills. Previous sites have been simply been places for me to make pieces available for download, and have largely been unstyled.
I dabbled with using Amaya for the HTML creation, and while it was able to aid in editing of each page, it didn’t provide enough features for me to manage an entire site.
I switched ISP in 2008, and my site vanished from the Internet along with the associated free hosting.
The next site was hosted using my own domain name, and on a server I control. I decided to start the site from scratch in 2016. The technology features are:
- HTTP/2 support
- IPv4 and IPv6
However, the content was lacking. Severely lacking. The site consisted of a single page.
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head><title>Pyrites</title></head> <body><h1>Pyrites</h1></body> </html>
I have some small projects that I’d like to publish some details of, and so it is time to add some content.
I decided to use Hugo as a way of generating the site. I don’t mind if my site looks identical to others using the same theme, I just want it to look reasonable and have a responsive layout.
The key features are:
- Content easily authored using Markdown and Hugo shortcodes
- Hugo configuration is alongside content (in Git)
- Live reload during authoring for preview
- Site generation is quick
- Theme can easily be switched if required in the future
Now I have no excuse…