I was looking for a good CMS to revive our personal website. Drupal would seem logical since I am one of the maintainers of the website of the ice skating club IJCE and we built that site in Drupal 8. But Drupal is quite complex and we don’t need that for a simple site with blog-like stories.
Because Drupal is overkill, the previous site was built with Bolt CMS. That was a reasonable choice, because it is a lot easier to maintain than Drupal. But still, the whole CMS system was taking up a lot of space on our small webserver, so I was reconsidering my choice. I wanted an even simpler system that still gave me a lot of flexibility.
Recently I’ve come along Hugo an open-source static web site generator. I can use Markdown to write the pages, I don’t have to mess with database servers and all the content is kept in a git repository. Simple and efficient! So the site you are visiting is made with Hugo.
I used the Northendlab Hugo theme as a basis and built up the basic structure of the site in one day. I’m still in the proces of converting the old but still relevant content from Bolt to Hugo. I will leave out pages that are outdated. After that I plan to post blogs more regularly.