I have migrated both 8-p.info and blog.8-p.info from Nuxt.js to Hugo.
Recently Mozilla’s podcast, IRL has started a new season. The latest episode was about The Internet’s Carbon Footprint, that introduced LOW←TECH MAGAZINE which is beautiful. Inspired by that and some other mostly static websites, I’m migrating off of Nuxt.js.
Nuxt.js is not bad, but using that for one-man websites is overkill. I see the new wave of web development, React, Vue or generally speaking “components” as a way to deal with scaling issues. If you have a lot of features and/or a lot of developers, having only basic tools may not work and new tools like “scoped” CSS work better. But I maintain mostly static websites by myself.
- Less dependencies. No node_modules.
- Faster to build.
- Hugo provides a development server with live-reload, a bit of template functionalities to separate common HTML snippets such as a header, and Markdown support.
- Go’s template is awkward
Overall I like Hugo better, even for non-blog websites. I also want to go further – how about getting rid of Google Analytics and custom fonts?