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Jamstacked Issue 51

The role of SSGs in the Jamstack toolset

Published: Mar 17, 2022

Your update on all things Jamstack

#​51 — March 17, 2022
✦ web version

I'll admit that I still love the traditional static site generator (SSG). Once upon a time, I recall these were somewhat dismissively referred to as "legacy" SSGs. These are tools like Jekyll and Hugo that have been around seemingly forever and were specifically designed for generating static content (aka static sites). They've been joined by their more recent counterparts like Eleventy and Bridgetown.

Tools like Next.js, Nuxt.js, Gatsby and others still appear to dominate overall usage. But, rather than be replaced as they once seemed like they might, traditional SSGs feel like they've found a more permanent place in the Jamstack developer toolset. If so, I am grateful for that.

Brian Rinaldi

↘︎ What's good

Remix vs Next.js
Remix is a relatively new React-based full-stack framework created by the original team behind react-router. It takes a very different approach than Next.js. This is a detailed guide to the key differences.

David Herbert

The Ultimate Guide to Hugo Sections
A detailed explanation of Hugo’s concept of sections and page bundles for organizing content, and the difference between index.md and _index.md. Bryce also wrote up a guide for planning your next Hugo project.

Bryce Wray

Reaching 1.0: Just What is a Next-Generation Progressive Site Generator?
Bridgetown, a Ruby based SSG that started as a fork of Jekyll, has reached 1.0 and its enthusiastic creator is here to tell you why it’s different from the other SSGs you know so well.

Jared White

✂︎ Tools and Resources

❖ Tidbits

The ‘Islands’ Era
Continuing this ongoing series that examines different generations of static site generators (SSGs), this edition looks at ones that adopted the “islands architecture” that allows for partial hydration.

Mike Neumegen

Including RSS Content in your Eleventy Site
A example of how to consume RSS content on an Eleventy page.

Raymond Camden

What’s New at GatsbyConf 2022
Catch up on all the announcements from the recent GatsbyConf, including the new image CDN, incremental deploys, CMS homepage starters and more. Speaking of the image CDN, you can already use it on Netlify too.

Joel Smith

Working with Algolia's Crawler
A look at adding Algolia’s Crawler product, which automatically crawls your site’s content, to a Jamstack site

Raymond Camden

Thank you for reading. — Brian