Hello Hugo

Now I am trying out Hugo which is based in Go. My brother-in-law told me about it and then I found out that the Bootstrap framework will be moving from Jekyll to Hugo and decided to give it a try.

So far, I like it more than GatsbyJS. Quick install, lots of default functionality and though I am not currently hosting/deploying through Netlify, it is compatible with it. Right now, I am using GitLab to deploy/host this site.

It still feels good to get away from ruby and the dependencies, and hugo seems to do just about everything I was doing with Jekyll. The one thing I don’t like is the ISO 8601 datetime format on posts, etc. Hugo helps with this with hugo new command.

The other main drawback is that it is strict. If something isn’t right, it won’t compile. With my PHP background, I am not as used to that.

Anyway, to learn any new SSG, you have to make a theme from scratch. I am relying heavily on CDNs and copy/paste code, but it really helps with understanding syntax and what is possible.

We will see how this goes.