This is something I strive quite hard to ensure, using tools like html-proofer and comparing against old sitemaps when I change things considerably with my site. It's also something that is quite infuriating when following links to a site that has now rewritten their URLs, so I've learned from that too!
Recommended read: Don't ever break a URL if you can help it https://www.hanselman.com/blog/dont-ever-break-a-url-if-you-can-help-it
Definitely happy to chat more on Slack / at #HomebrewWebsiteClub if you're able to join, but my recommendation is generally Hugo. Templating / documentation is not the best, especially if you're not used to Go's templating. I moved from Jekyll last year https://www.jvt.me/posts/2019/01/04/goodbye-jekyll-hello-hugo/ and have found it a much better experience. It's super quick to build (even for my large multi-purpose site) and has a tonne of stuff built-in to it that makes it fairly batteries included
I moved from Jekyll to Hugo cause of speed and massively recommend it. It's a bit painful documentation wise / if Go's templating isn't your cup of tea but I could see it being one of the longer running static site generators
It'll be of no surprise to any of you who know me as a #PersonalWebsite and #blogging advocate that I would be very much looking forward to Pauline Narvas's talk at #WiTNotts this Thursday! And as it's remote, hopefully more of you can join!
Women In Tech, Nottingham 🌈✨ (@WiT_Notts)Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:16 UTC
I'm using Hugo and Netlify, backed with GitLab CI. Because I own the platform that is my site, I can do funky things like reply to this tweet directly from my website!
I'd thoroughly recommend self hosting - I use Hugo and Netlify for mine and it works really well. It's also got the bonus that because it's my own site and platform that I can use it as I want, such as replying to your tweet from my website
In this 9 minute podcast, Craig Burgess speaks about how he wished he'd got started on his #PersonalWebsite and doing more #blogging early on in his career. Craig also speaks about the #IndieWeb and why everyone should get involved.
Recommended read: The one thing I wish I'd done when I first started my design career https://getdoingthings.com/podcast/getdoingthings/the-one-thing
Recommended read: Local First, Undo Redo, JS-Optional, Create Edit Publish http://tantek.com/2020/037/b2/local-first-undo-redo-create-edit-publish
Recommended read: A brief year in review of my website, domain, online identity, commonplace book, journal, diary, etc. https://boffosocko.com/2019/12/31/a-brief-year-in-review-of-my-website-domain-online-identity-commonplace-book-journal-diary-etc/
This is a great read about the things that being in the https://indieweb.org/ (Independent Web) can empower you with, and the ownership and agency that it affords you.
I'd recommend a read of https://www.jvt.me/posts/2019/07/22/why-website/ and https://www.jvt.me/posts/2019/10/20/indieweb-talk/ for a bit more info, too.
Recommended read: It’s Time to Get Personal https://24ways.org/2019/its-time-to-get-personal/
Recommended read: How to Fix Social Media by Injecting A Chunk of the Blogosphere https://kottke.org/19/01/how-to-fix-social-media-by-injecting-a-chunk-of-the-blogosphere
Ditching Event Platforms for the IndieWeb (5 mins read).
How we can replace event platforms like Meetup.com with your own IndieWeb-backed platforms.
Recommended read: A Linux sysadmin's guide to moving to a new website https://ma.ttias.be/sysadmin-guide-move-content-new-website/
Yesterday I met someone who, after my talk Overengineering Your Personal Website at last year's DevOpsDays London, started building their own website. That's awesome! 🙌🏼
This should be a really interesting listen about getting started with the IndieWeb with David, I'd recommend it.
But in an even cooler turn of events, it was very cool to see that my article Why I Have a Website and You Should Too ( https://www.jvt.me/posts/2019/07/22/why-website/ ) discussed at roughly 39:00.
Recommended read: WPWeekly Episode 361 – Introduction to the IndieWeb With David Shanske https://wptavern.com/wpweekly-episode-361-introduction-to-the-indieweb-with-david-shanske
Why I Have a Website and You Should Too (12 mins read).
A persuasive look at the many reasons why you should have your own website, and some of the benefits it will bring you.