An Overview of Static Site Generators for Drupalists

With the continued rise of static site generators that can play nicely with Drupal it has never been easier to take advantage of the speed, security, and scalability of static sites. This session will provide an overview of three static site generator projects and how they can be used to create a static build based on data from Drupal.

The session will cover:

An introduction to static site generators

An overview of Jekyll (a Ruby based option)

An overview of Gatsby (a React based option)

An overview of Tome (a Drupal based option)

Navigating potential roadblocks to a static site build

The Netlify Webhooks module and approaches to triggering automatic builds based on Drupal content updates.

By the conclusion of this talk you will have a better understanding of why a static site build may or may not be right for your project, have a better feel for which static site generator would fit your workflow, and may even walk away with some existential questions about the overall nature of dynamic content on the web (heavy, right?)


Speaker: Brian Perry

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