If you’re redesigning your site and thinking about the potential move to a new platform then this article on the review of static site generators is a great read. Big sites, like Smashing Magazine, have moved over to the static approach and it’s interesting to see how different sites deal with different teething problems.
The deciding factor, however, was the availability of CMS options that integrate well with Hugo. Netlify has an open source project called NetlifyCMS and there are also hosted services like Forestry.io. These both provide a CMS with an editing interface for markdown files and images. There is no database, instead, changes are committed directly back into the GitHub repository.An excerpt from Introducing the new Small Multiples website