Why Static Website Generators Are The Next Big Thing At StaticGen281, our open-source directory of static website generators, we’ve kept track of more than a hundred generators for more than a year now, and we’ve seen both the volume and popularity of these projects take off incredibly on GitHub during that time, going from just 50 to more than 100 generators and a total of more than 100,000 stars for static website generator repositories. Influential design-focused companies such as Nest and MailChimp now use static website generators for their primary websites. Vox Media2 has built a whole publishing system3 around Middleman. Carrot4, a large New York agency and part of the Vice empire, builds websites for some of the world’s largest brands with its own open-source generator, Roots5.
Hugo Future Imperfect Introduction This tutorial will show you how to create a simple theme in Hugo. I assume that you are familiar with HTML, the bash command line, and that you are comfortable using Markdown to format content. I’ll explain how Hugo uses templates and how you can organize your templates to create a theme. Product development tools — Developers Writing Being a tech and web addict since the beginning of the web as we know it, I have a tendency to resort to technology first whenever I have a problem that needs to be addressed.This was never an issue before or at least if it was I didn’t notice. Lately as my professional responsibilities shift more every day to management related tasks (I work as Head of Engineering in a Healthcare tech platform), I started to think how I could improve certain processes. We use a myriad of tech tools on our everyday tasks, from google docs to dropbox, from pivotal tracker to slack… and although ideally everyone in the team should be up to date with every tool in a daily basis I keep noticing patterns where some of the tools are constantly slipping under the radar.This has a negative impact in our team performance, not everyone is up to date on relevant subjects, and on a participation driven culture that’s even worse. So which are the alternatives? As examples of this we now have:
Static Website Generators Reviewed: Jekyll, Middleman, Roots, Hugo Advertisement Today, too many websites are still inaccessible. In our new book Inclusive Design Patterns, we explore how to craft flexible front-end design patterns and make future-proof and accessible interfaces without extra effort. Hardcover, 312 pages. Get the book now! The 7 (Mostly Free) Tools Product Hunt Used to Build their Early-Stage Community Erik running a Detroit rap cypher for rapt.fm I’ve been thinking about building online and offline communities for the past few years. Community is at the center of what I do, from planning in-person events (rap cyphers, book clubs, happy hours) to creating online and scalable communities (rapt.fm, Product Hunt). As Product Hunt’s first hire, I work with our founder Ryan Hoover on community, marketing, business development, and all the other random things that people at early-stage startups do. Product Hunt’s core is its community. It’s our lifeblood.
How to Find Email Addresses Being able to start a dialogue with anyone in the world is a super power… In today’s environment, email seems to be the easiest way to do this. This post reveals 11 tools and methodologies to find anyone’s email address once you’ve got the name of the person you’re trying to reach. Clearbit Connect: Clearbit connect is an awesome gmail plugin that supercharges your inbox. cyrax 0.1.5 Package Index > cyrax > 0.1.5 Not Logged In Status Nothing to report cyrax 0.1.5 16 Free Online Tools to Help You Find Trending Content Whether you’re trying to find the latest trending content as part of your job, or simply trying to stay relevant, the Internet can sometimes be an almost too-expansive world; with so many different websites and social networks out there, it can get a little confusing as to what to use when trying to pin down the latest viral trends. For those of us who are content creators, social media specialists, or community managers, staying on top of today’s trending content is essential to our survival: we need to have a firm knowledge on what’s relevant in our society, in order to ensure that we can contribute something to those conversations. Realizing this need, we’ve compiled 16 different online tools and resources that you can use to help you remain aware of the latest trending topics.
Tutorial Require Webby has a family of friends that help it get it’s job done. The command-line is where Webby lives and works. You should be comfortable with your terminal if you’re going to get serious with Webby. Webby is built on top of Ruby, and many of the templates use Ruby in one way or another.
The Ultimate Marketing Stack for Startups This is how most early-stage startups pursue marketing: start an account on Twitter/Facebook/Snapchat, write some articles, cold-blast a bunch of journalists with a press release, and hope for the best. There’s nothing wrong with doing the above—they are decent, if not necessary, starting points. But, your startup marketing efforts can be much more effective with useful analytics, conversion optimization, and workflow organization.
About nanoc nanoc is a flexible static site generator. A static site generator, often abbreviated as SSG, is a tool that transforms content from one format, such as Markdown or AsciiDoc, into another format, usually HTML, and lays out pages so that the site’s look and feel is consistent across all pages. Static sites can be deployed to any web server. nanoc is not: a CMS It does not help in managing content; it merely processes it.
5 Killer Ways To Scale Your Marketing & Sales Using Facebook — Posts From Drip Facebook and digital marketing expert Aaron Zakowski has this to say: “I would argue that SaaS businesses are one of the most effective business models that you can promote with Facebook ads. But keep in mind that all business are different so you need to test everything.” Let’s dig into 5 ways you can grow your SaaS company with Facebook specifically, so you too can produce a steady influx of traffic, signups and reduced costs per acquisition all at the same time. Value of Social Media - The Free Beginner's Guide from Moz Product development At no other time in history have businesses had more access to customers at scale than they do now, and product development stands to benefit from this perhaps more than any other group. Input from social media, though, can be both a blessing and a curse, as people don't always know precisely what they think or want. There's a quote widely attributed to Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company, that goes, "If I had asked the people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses." It's easy to make the mistake of treating all customer input as gospel.
7 Apps That Excel at User Onboarding — And What We Can Learn From Them — Startups, Wanderlust, and Life Hacking They say the first impression is the most important, and we agree. Whether you’re on a date, at a job interview or using an app you just downloaded, your first interaction will leave a lasting memory of the person (or product). Think of your favorite movie, or video game: you can probably recite the first scene by memory, or recall the magic you felt hearing the opening music for the first time. This is why nailing your user onboarding experience is such an important aspect of mobile app design. The first few minutes after your user downloads your app are pivotal when it comes to determining whether your app lands in the recycling bin or leaves your users wanting much, much more (and raving to their friends!).