Heard of Hexo before? It is a JS-based static site generator focused on supporting your blog.
Today is the first time I set up a site. I am familiar with Node.js and Jekyll, so I set myself a challenge to learn a new static site generator tool, or at least enough to get by.
Here it is:
It includes instructions in the docs, a live demo on Github Pages and you can use the project as template to make your own.
Actually, the main reason I wanted to learn to use Hexo was to use this impressive futuristic theme that has a space age or video game feel:
Once I had a base project setup, it was easy to add the theme as a submodule in the
themes directory and then configure the
theme value in my
_config.yml. Though I ended up sticking to the default
landscape theme for my quickstart though to keep it vanilla.
Is anyone else using Hexo? Any reasons to use it for blogging? Or to ditch it and focus on Jekyll or Hugo... or Gatsby or VuePress... there are so many to choose from.