Why Hugo? Why not Drupal or Wordpress which I have built sites with before? After all, Wordpress purportedly runs 2⁄3 of the world’s web sites. Why not go with the flow? I can give you the following reasons: Meets requirements Here is what I want from this web site: deliver content telling people about me and what I do, and tell people things that I find interesting. Why do I need a huge setup with a backing database, logins to remember, and the never-ending security updates?
Hugo has over a hundred templates. They cover all sorts of different styles, and are for many different purposes (but mainly for blogging). Many have been translated from other static site generation environments. There are some interesting ideas there, both in terms of what/how to display content, and in navigation. This makes me really happy to have comes across the environment - one of the problems on the web as it reaches maturity is that there is an almost hegemonic sameness to content display.
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What should an ‘about me’ web site have in it? Fancy animations, pictures, graphics and sounds? Yes if you’re a graphic artist, but I’m not one, so no. Just plain words are fine. As it happens, there’s a movement to create simple web sites in an easy way - it’s a move to creating ‘static web sites’. Interesting, and worth a trial, so here is a static web site created using Hugo.