The Joy(?) of Static HTML
This post about “writing HTML in HTML” is worth reading. The author claims that when a content technology is involved (static site generator or a CMS), we tend to tinker with the tech rather than the content.
[...] when you know that there are three or four extra things you have to think about before you write another blog post, there’s a higher threshold to start writing. [...] When I used a static site generator, I always had to do a dozen small things – start the auto-refresh server, research how to do something – before I was ready to do anything.
I think there are ways to balance the freedom of HTML with the benefits of a CMS. I wrote about this a couple times, ages ago:
- Your CMS Isn’t Too Good for Static HTML (13 years ago...)
- Middle Ground: Content Management using Static HTML (14 years ago...)
[sigh] I’m old. My thinking would different today, but that was my perspective at the time.
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