Are static site generators like Hugo, 11ty and Jekyll used for anything other than developer blogs?


I'd say Markdown is becoming the standard of writing on the web. If the client doesn't want to write in Markdown, they can use some tools which can help them convert the text to it, but overall it's their problem. Static websites have a large base of companies using them. E.g. Middleman was used and developed by Mailchimp.

A technology stack using Jekyll and Netlify CMS, for example, would allow a user to manage content using a Rich Text Editor and it would produce .md files for Jekyll to use. I have used this exact stack to produce a static website with a CMS so that the client could manage content as needed.

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