A new Start

29. March 2017

A new start with a new technology. Hugo, to be precise. It's a static site generator written in Go.

What does that mean?

Well, you write you blog posts in markdown, let Hugo generate static html files and you are done. Almost, these files only need to be serverd by an HTTP server like nginx and you are really done.

Thats right. No Database, no application server, no useless bloat. And whats the point of having such a minimal way of generating and serving content if you use a bloated, state of the art design?

Get rid of useless web things

That's why I looked for a minimal Hugo theme. There are a lot of ready-to-go themes available at the official site, but none of them felt right to me. Actually, I liked Cactus, but there was still too much content, like sharing options and client side syntax highlighting.

So I removed everything I don't need and came up with Toasted Cactus, the theme this blog is using. The base design is around 5kb(!), this is the size I was looking for.

Let's see, if this hyper minimalistic theme will suffice. I think, it will.