What you’ll learn:
In this hands-on workshop, you’ll get an introduction to the static site generator landscape, and apply what you learn by building a site and extending its capabilities in class. We’ll cover:
- How static site generators work, and how they came to be.
- Comparison of popular generators, with guidelines for choosing one for your next project.
- Building, deploying, and modifying your own statically generated site, including template editing and custom post types.
- Adding content management with open source Netlify CMS.
- Possibilities for adding other not-so-static features, like comments, contact forms, internationalization, and more.
Great for people who are relatively new to the JAMstack, including:
- Developers coming from monolithic systems, like WordPress, Drupal, or Ruby on Rails.
- People who may work with web code as an auxiliary part of their job, like designers, documentarians, data scientists, and digital marketers.
- New coders and students.
Please bring a laptop and charger so you can follow along with the exercises. The laptop should have the following installed:
- A text editor. I’ll be using VS Code, which is free and available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
- A terminal program with Git. Most Mac and Linux computers have this preinstalled. For Windows, run the Git for Windows installer with the default options, and you’ll be set.
- Node.js version 10 or above. You can download the installer at nodejs.org.