Bryan is a designer, developer, and educator with a passion for CSS and static sites. With the advent of the Jamstack movement, statically-served sites have become all the rage again. These tools come with many features that make authoring large-scale static sites pleasant. Because these tools are built for diverse use cases, they have to have a lot of features.
What Is A Static Site Generator (SSG)?
One of the best projects I've ever worked on was creating a large scale web site publishing system that was almost entirely static. A large team of very talented creatives made the art work, writers penned the content, and designers generated templates. All assets were controlled in a database. Then all that was extracted, after applying many different filters, to a static site that was uploaded via ftp to dozens of web servers. It worked great.
Step 1: Create a bucket
Site Speed Tips for Performance Nerds. Recently, we noticed one website see such a dramatic improvement that we had to ask for more details. The secret? He switched his site from a PHP site to a static site built with static website generator Jekyll. Jekyll is certainly not the only site generator option. Netlify has a great article going over a few of their favorites. However, the results speak for themselves. What larger websites are utilizing this?
Deploying static sites on Render is incredibly easy. Static sites on Render are free , with no cost at all to you unless you go above GB of bandwidth per month. Try one of our quick start guides:.