I've decided to Switch this site to another static site generator:
I won't go over the reasonswhy static site generators are awesome (or harmful) for simple websites and blogs.
This site used to be powered by Hyde, an SSG written in python.
This post will describe the reasons why I decided to drop Hyde in favour of Wintersmith.
Static site generators have become quite popular recently.
While there aren't any official figures to my knowledge, I believe Jekyll is the most
popular static site generator (SSG) and powers Github pages.
Despite this, I chose Jekyll's evil twin Hyde which looked like an elegant and cool alternative.
At first Hyde was quite easy to use and play around with for a newcomer like myself.
However, one of Hyde's biggest drawback was (and still is) its documentation.
As a result finding information was quite hard, and I mainly built the first
version of this site by looking at other Hyde powered sites, namely
http://michealgrosner.com and http://vincent.bernat.im.
I also experienced weird behaviours, quirks & bugs between versions, and
Hyde seemed overly complicated to me.
I started looking for simpler alternatives and was pleasantly surprised to find out that there
were several node.js based SSGs.
I decided to try Wintersmith.
Here are my favorite Wintersmith features: