A static site generator written in Go

Published: Saturday, 27 June 2020
  • Chelsie Woon

We generated our previous website using DocBook and XSL and the process was slow and tedious. We’re now using Hugo as it is easier to write content using Markdown, and the publishing cycle is shorter.

Hugo is written in Go. It has lots of useful features that we like such as LiveReload, and allows us to organise content to our needs. If you use existing template themes, the learning curve is small as you just need to know some Markdown. We customised our theme so we needed to write some HTML and CSS as well. For further customisation use Hugo Templating.