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What is Hugo?
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The Static Content Generator engine, Hugo, is what I use to convert the Markdown content of my site into HTML for serving to the public.
Using Hugo as a backend to generate content for a statically hosted frontend reduces the security risk of hosting a dynamically interactive site.
We use Gatsby.js to render our website server-side for SEO purposes, and blazing fast load times. It also hydrates into a react app, so having dynamic functionality is a breeze.
We use Hugo to build our documentation website based on Markdown content.
We use Hugo to generate all of our secondary sites including documentation, blog and help center.
[FREE] We use middleman for its ease and speed to develop and deploy micro/marketing sites.
Hugo is my favorite static site generator. It's the engine behind my personal blog.
Flexible static site generator, doesn't need to be more complex than this.