Hugo on AWS with GitLab CI

Sat, Dec 11, 2021 | 800 Words

I create a lot of little static websites for friends and family and want them to have some level of reliabilty and ease in updating. Back in 2015 I moved this personal blog to AWS using a mixture of S3, CloudFront, and Route53. At the time there wasn’t a lot of players in the easy static site hosting space, but these days I’d recommend purpose built services like Netlify. I mostly stick with my current setup to avoid the hassle of migrating so many projects or having two separate pipelines running.

Hugo Recursive Templates

Fri, Apr 10, 2020 | 600 Words

I’ve been working with my partner Nikki recently to build her a small website she can use as a knowledge base for all her witch-y stuff. This includes tarot, herbalism, naturism, etc. She couldn’t find a decent CMS that met all the features that she wanted, or at least one that wouldn’t be a pain in the arse to get working. By the end of her searches she had settled on just making her own static pages in HTML and CSS when I suggested Hugo.