The Static Site Guide

This is a book about creating and publishing static websites using HTML, CSS, and the Hugo static site generator. It’s still a work in progress, but you can read the draft chapters here.

Cover of the Static Site Guide

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Making Your First Web Page
  3. Publishing Your Web Page
  4. Sprucing Things Up
  5. Creating a Static Website Using Hugo
  6. Customizing Our Hugo Website
  7. Using a Custom Domain Name
  8. Implementing Version Control
  9. Setting up Continuous Deployment
  10. Getting Traffic and Making Money
  11. Conclusion

About the Author

Matt Cone is a technical writer at Fastly and the author of The Markdown Guide. He lives with his family in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact him at


This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. All code is licensed under an MIT license.