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With limited knowledge of CSS/HTML5, Jekyll makes it easy to create templates for static HTML5 sites. Unless I really need a database for something, this is the tool I prefer for standing up websites.
I settled on Jekyll to be the CMS for my research blog. Out of the box it works, and over time I added to it... why write a dissertation when you can instead hack templates to tweak things.
This static site generator is used with "contentful-import" ruby plugin, which allows to fetch data from Contentfull and generate new web-pages based on it. Easy and fun to use.
Content for blog posts and pages is written in markdown format, using Emacs. Hexo generates the site using my own customised theme. The site is then deployed to Github pages
We wanted to pay the cost for website generation up front. Doing this allows us to put our website up in AWS S3 where it can be served reliably and for cheap.
We use Jekyll to build our website. We created a collection for talks. We handle speakers and sponsors via data files.
To build my site blog. I also created a tag plugin for Hexo that enables you to embed Deezer objects in your page.
[FREE] We use middleman for its ease and speed to develop and deploy micro/marketing sites.
Flexible static site generator, doesn't need to be more complex than this.