Hello, Hexo

Time for a new beginning. “Take the First Step” is now brought to you by Hexo.

Why Hexo?

It is built in node.js. I’ve been meaning to start exploring node.js and JavaScript. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Here is my first step.

It generates static sites. My hosting situation is in flux right now. Static sites are fast, lightweight and portable. Have site, will travel.

My search quickly brought me to Static Site Generators, the self described “Definitive list of Static Site Generators”. Sorting the list by language narrowed the list from 237 to 39. Looking at github commits and contributors narrowed the list to two: Assemble and Hexo. I really wanted to like Assemble, but it was just too ambitious for my simple little weblog. So I went with Hexo.