Building a website used to be easy.
You’d code some HTML, throw in a little CSS, spice it up with JS, and voilà!
You’d then push these static files to any server, and BAM, a live site would appear.
Today, you can easily get lost in tooling to build “modern” sites: JS frameworks, task runners, module bundlers, package managers, testing frameworks, linting, pre-processors…
But it doesn’t ALWAYS have to be that way:
Some web projects are really simple, and so should their tooling be
At Snipcart, for instance, we receive lots of requests for adding e-commerce to static sites.
How can I add a CMS to my static site?
Recently, I asked that question myself.
See, I had this project: build a website to show how disappointed I was with Apple (long story).
My goal? Create a static HTML site I could manage with a CMS, with as little coding and $ as possible. And do all of that in a single weekend—tops.
(The tutorial section further down shows you exactly how I did this. Step. By. Step.)
First, I looked at the static CMS space a bit.
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