I love React. I love Next.js and Gatsby.js. However, I want to push performance to the extreme. I want to see how fast I can make a blog that’s still reasonably easy to use from a developer standpoint. I don’t need React or any other front-end framework for a static blog.
Thus, my search begins for an extremely-fast blog. Yes, I know Jekyll exists, but I want to do more, and use a modern build tool for better optimizations. Here are my goals at the moment:
- Write blog posts in markdown because it’s more fun.
- Automatically generate the blog post pages.
- Automatically generate the blog post index page.
- Make it as fast as possible (e.g., automatically generate responsive images and perhaps webp formats too)
Do you already have a tool that does this well? I’d love to hear about it! Does the idea of a tool like that sound exciting to you? I’ve started a side-project to try building this myself. I’d love your feedback on architecture or even your help contributing if you have time: