Comparing static site generators and how to onboard from a dynamic workflow

Comparing static site generators and how to onboard from a dynamic workflow

Mathias gave this talk at the first editing of the Static Web-Tech Meetup in San Francisco, at the Netlify office.

It cover how to move from a dynamic approach to building websites, to a modern approach based on static site generation, and maps out the landscape of static site generators.

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Mathias Biilmann

May 27, 2015
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  1. 1.

    Dynamic to Static Onboarding to static site generation from a

    dynamic workflow @biilmann www.netlify.com
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  3. 11.
  4. 13.

    What is Static? It’s not about: Dynamic content vs static

    brochure Database vs Flat Files Writing HTML by hand
  5. 24.
  6. 30.

    What to look for: Filter & Sort Code in templates?

    Built-in Sort and Filter features? Easy helper methods?
  7. 31.

    What to look for: Plugins Can you write plugins? Plugin

    ecosystem? What’s possible with a plugin? Plugin Hooks?