Let’s use this thread to talk about the technical implementation of the new website. The UCI team is currently working on a style guide for the visual elements of the website. In the meantime, I want to talk about how we’ll implement and maintain it.
We’ve been looking at the difference between Hugo and Gatsby. They are both libraries that allow for static site generation. Of the two, Gatsby relies on React while Hugo relies on a more WordPress-like architecture. I’m leaning towards Gastbyjs with content managed in markdown files. This way all site content is generated, with no ‘artisinal hand-coded’ sections of the website as we have today.
The template we’re currently looking at using is this one: https://www.gatsbyjs.org/starters/WebCu/gatsby-material-kit-react/
Does anybody have any helpful input, or a reason not to use the template listed above?
Thanks in advance for the input.