Much later than planned, I’ve completed the cutover to my new Hugo static site in production, as written about in my last post. A number of factors delayed it. Mostly private, which I won’t go into here, but also some technical ones too that I put aside for a while due to the above. Having now resolved them (more on that in an upcoming blog post), the site is now live, with the only other changes from those listed in the previous post being as follows:
In my recent posts, I spent a lot of time talking about Hugo and Static Websites in Azure. I’ve now finished converting the content from this existing blog over to Hugo, underpinned by: Azure Static Websites Azure Storage Azure DevOps Azure Functions Cloudflare CDN It’s now available to preview at https://beta.cirriustech.co.uk - go give it a try! I’ll likely be moving the root domain over to the new site within the next week.
Intro As you may or may not be aware, Gregor Suttie and Richard Hooper (Pixel Robots) came up with the awesome idea for Azure Advent Calendar which you can follow via the #azureadventcalendar on Twitter and via the YouTube channel. The premise is that the Azure community submit a video and blog post on an Azure related topic, with 3 being posted per day through Advent - a total of 75 videos and an absolute bonanza of Azure learning courtesy of the Azure community.
In recent posts, I’ve talked about migrating from Grav to Hugo, at a high level. Before I get down into the detail of setting up the new solution - I need to spend a little time on the changes you will need to make along the way for your content to be compatible with Hugo. If you are migrating to Hugo from a different platform than Grav, the changes required are likely to be different, but may be similar to those that I experienced.
In my last post - I discussed my pending move of one of my websites from Grav on Azure WebApps to Hugo in Azure Storage Static Websites to optimise my costs. I’ve yet to update my blog itself - or blog about the process of doing so. But, a quick update on costs. Early days as I moved my community website over to the new solution on 11th December, a mere 4 days ago.
From the beginning, the intention was to minimise the cost outlay, whilst still using and learning about Azure and I promised to keep you up to date on my experience, what worked, what didn’t etc. So, fast forward several months, how has it been? The Good At this point I should stress that I have a lot of love for Grav - it’s massively powerful, flexible, extensible and on a decent machine it’s fast and responsive.