When setting up a web presence, there are a number of ways to structure the site. While plain HTML/CSS/JS can be cheaper and easier to host, dynamic sites can make it easier to manage content and templates. If seeking to strike a balance between the two, static site generators can bring the advantages of dynamic sites to static sites by pre-compiling files down to plain HTML/CSS/JS! In this September 6th, 2018 minitalk, Chris Forrence reviews a few PHP-based static site generators and goes through a happy-path deployment of a static site via Netlify.
About Chris: Chris has spent at least 7 years as a full stack software engineer, starting in a Java stack and transitioning to PHP and the LAMP stack in 2012. He’s worked in a variety of industries including marketing, telecommunications, gaming, and construction. Chris works for OxBlue as a LAMP Software Engineer and currently resides in Atlanta, GA. Follow Chris on Twitter at twitter.com/chrisforrence !