One of our core principles is solidarity with each other and with our communities.
As a part of living this principle, Consensus takes on occasional projects that have the potential for high impact but lack the necessary budget for custom development.
We have some standard templates for such projects, so we can spin them up quickly for review by the clients, and deploy them to low- or no-cost hosts, appropriate to the amount of traffic they are expecting.
At Consensus, we spend a fair bit of our time building complex Drupal systems and the infrastructure that supports them. In that context, the simplicity of a tool like Hugo caught my attention. Hugo is a static site generator written in Go that has proven elegant and flexible for many situations where a simple (or even slightly complex) website is called for, and the venerable Drupal is overkill.
Perhaps one of the best uses we’ve found for this tool is to provide technical documentation for a development project.