I Changed My Blog
Jekyll is dead, long live Jekyll via Eleventy Direct link to this section
I have attempted to do this change almost ten times, and each time I have met with failure. The technology stacks are so shiny, new, full of promise and yet terrible all at the same time. I spun up a Gatsby, a Hugo, a Netlify, a Ghost, a NextJS, and probably a few others. Nothing seemed very appealing. Almost all are some twist on the same old same old but executed with some cute new underlying tech and a prayer. Most of seems to dip into the React world, and that just does nothing for me. I don't need React, never have, and likely never will. I know how to use it well enough, but I find it unnecessary for most day to day driving. Then I found out Jekyll was really dead, and I did not feel like putting in the effort to follow its successor which is apparently Bridgetown.
A few minor problems were ironed out pretty quick and voila, I am happy that I can publish a quick and dirty blog post with almost no effort, have it get compiled into a tiny static HTML website, and yet still have powerful deluxe extras like TailwindCSS V3, and ESbuild. No need for complex webpack or much use for node for that matter.