4. How I made my site

To familiarise myself with static site generators, I first read through Netlify’s blog and tutorials.

I was already aware of Jekyll, but I googled generators a bit more, and found thatHugo seemed to be faster, popular and there was an abundance of tutorials out there too.

I had considered using Gatsby, but I’m not familiar enough with ReactJS yet, so I’ll be revisiting it soon; it’s really impressive in what it can do.

I made an attempt to use ForestryCMS with my Hugo site, but I came upon some build errors. As I was under time constraints; I updated my previous Hugo site via GitHub, rather than add delay.

I’ll certainly be setting up static sites with different CMS options in the near future (both open source and proprietary), to test them out.