I’ve been meaning to do this post for a while, so here it is.
The site itself is made with hugo. It’s a really cool static site generator that lets me write posts in markdown. I write my post, plop it in
hugo, and the site gets built into
/public in less than a second.
I can even run
hugo serve --navigateToChanged and it will host my site on localhost port 1313, rebuilding every time I save a file, and redirect my already open window to whatever page was saved last. Totally beats using wordpress.
I use the hugo theme coder. It’s a nice minimalist theme that has everything I need.
So this is really cool, in my opinion. Comments on blog posts are done with a platform called utterances. While a normal comments solution would just store the comments in a database, utterances converts them into github issues. This was it is 100% free. You can see all of the comments/issues on my site’s github repo.
Netlify also deploys a preview of any PRs made, so I don’t have to clone the repo and deal with build it locally to get a feal for what the PR looks like.
Yep, there it is. How I made my site for free and pretty much without coding everything because I don’t know html and css and all that stuff. Yay, hooray, the end.