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Design vs Dev is brought to you by The Agile League, a web development agency based in Atlanta, GA specializing in Ruby on Rails, web design, and Ember.js
United States
33 episodes
since Aug, 2014



Why you should move your CMS to a Static Site Generator.

· transcript
Today’s topic: Drew is joined by Ajay Karwal to discuss moving and maintaining a site from a content management system to a static site generator. About our guest host: Ajay Karwal is a UI/front-end developer from Wokingham, UK. Ajay has been a front-end designer and developer for over 13 years, specializing in writing clean and maintainable user interfaces. Ajay is also host of the new podcast inspect.fm. You can find him on twitter @ajaykarwal and his website at www.ajaykarwal.com Some points that come up in the conversation: Drew’s drink: Lakeside Corn Whiskey Ajay’s drink: Whyte & Mackay For a more in depth look at Ajay’s experience transitioning from a CMS, check out his blog post Switching from a CMS to Jekyll. Umbraco – a headless CMS which Ajay used to use for his portfolio site. Static site generators require no LAMP stack, no database, generates pure html/css/js and can be hosted anywhere. At time of recording there are 455 SSGs out there so there’s no shortage of options. Some good resources for finding a static site generator that work for you are: http://www.staticgen.com https://staticsitegenerators.net Popular SSGs: Hugo – written in go, uses markdown Jekyll – rails gem, uses markdown/liquid Hexo – uses node.js and type of markdown Middleman – rails, uses haml   Subscribe! If you’re not already a subscriber, make sure to add Design vs Dev to your podcast client. You can easily subscribe in either iTunes or Stitcher Radio. Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe in Stitcher Radio
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