Think Static -- What to Use When a CMS is Too Much

UAD12 Usability, Accessibility and Design

Location: Ballroom C

TUESDAY, 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

A CMS works well for large sites where content needs to be added and updated frequently by many collaborators. Quite often however, content management systems get shoehorned into being the only solution for the web, wasting development time and unnecessary database queries. What about smaller sites, such as course pages & blogs, university marketing campaigns, or portfolios? Static site generators are the answer! Static site generators compile websites -- from source code on your development machine -- to produce plain ol’ HTML pages that can be hosted practically anywhere. I’ll show you how to use them, the popular ones out there, and why they may be more appropriate for that next project.

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Keegan Berry
Web Developer, University of Central Florida Marketing

Keegan Berry is a Web developer in Orlando, Florida working in higher education. Berry enjoys working in both development and design, and strives to hone his skills in both web development and Photoshop/Illustrator when he can. His evolving interests, curiosity, and love of doing, keep him motivated to live a life of learning, discovery, and fun.