Engineering


Using a static site generator to power the blog for a single-page application

In this post, I’ll explain how Sequiturs uses a static site generator to power this blog, which lives inside the larger Sequiturs single-page application. Sequiturs uses Hugo as its static site generator and React as its application framework, but the approach described here could easily be adapted to support using other technologies like Jekyll and Angular. Why Before explaining how, I’ll explain why you would want to build a blog this way.

Summer Review

Sequiturs improved enormously this past summer! We shipped a ton of code and got valuable feedback on the product. Here are the highlights: Prompts The biggest feature we shipped this summer was Prompts. Prompts are submitted by users and consist of (1) a title and (2) a url or bit of text. They serve as an inspiration or starting point for discussion. The idea of user-submitted topics for discussion will be familiar to users of, say, Reddit or Hacker News, but what makes prompts on Sequiturs unique is that users respond to prompts with arguments in the Sequiturs format.