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Practical Hexo

A Hands-On Introduction to Building Blogs Using the Hexo Framework

Authors: Libby, Alex

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  • Covers the Hexo framework in a practical context, including requirements around security and the process for deploying content online
  • Get up to speed with the Hexo framework quickly, with minimal effort and maximum results: implement blogs that are performant using the power of JavaScript and Node.js
  • Written by Alex Libby, author of several Apress books, well practiced at breaking down advanced topics to a level that beginners can understand.
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About this book

Leverage the power of Hexo to quickly produce static blog sites that are efficient and fast. This project-oriented book simplifies the process of setting up Hexo and  manipulating content, using little more than a text editor and free software. It will equip you with a starting toolset that you can use to develop future projects, incorporate into your existing workflow and allow you to take your websites to the next level.

Hexo is based on JavaScript and Node.js, two of the biggest tools available for developers: you can enhance, extend, and configure Hexo as requirements dictate. With Hexo the art of possible is only limited by the extent of your imagination and the power of JavaScript and Node.js.

Practical Hexo gets you quickly acquainted with creating and manipulating blogs using a static site generator approach. You will understand how to use the Hexo framework to rapidly create and deploy blogs that are performant, with the minimum of fuss, then extend and customize your content using plugins and themes. You will work through some practical projects to help solidify your skills, and put them into practice.

What You'll Learn

  • Implement the Hexo framework in a project
  • Customize and extend content
  • Consider maintenance requirements and how they compare to other blog systems
  • Apply skills to practical, real-world projects
  • Create themes and build plugins
  • Make changes using other tools and libraries.

Who This Book Is For

Website developers who are already familiar with JavaScript and keen to learn how to leverage the Hexo framework. 

Agile development team members, where time is of the essence to deliver results quickly. 

Developers who want to focus on simplicity, to produce efficient and properly optimized content in modern browsers using tools already in their possession.

About the authors

Alex Libby is a front-end engineer and seasoned computer book author, who hails from England. His passion for all things Open Source dates back to the days of his degree studies, where he first came across web development, and has been hooked ever since. His daily work involves extensive use of JavaScript, HTML and CSS to manipulate existing website content; Alex enjoys tinkering with different open source libraries to see how they work. He has spent a stint maintaining the jQuery Tools library, and enjoys writing about Open Source technologies, principally for front end UI development. You can find him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexlibby1/. 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook $29.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-6089-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-6088-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Practical Hexo
Book Subtitle
A Hands-On Introduction to Building Blogs Using the Hexo Framework
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Alex Libby
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-6089-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-6089-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-6088-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 257
Number of Illustrations
105 b/w illustrations
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