A lot of folks have already emailed me asking about the tech I use to run the site. Also, I cannot help myself but talk tech. So here it is:
CMS & Hosting
Vegan Futura is a static website, i.e., it does not use a traditional CMS like Wordpress. I prefer full control and no DB dependency to run my site. Hugo is a static website generator with ready-to-use cool themes. It is fully customizable, and I love its speed and flexibility.
Netifly is my hosting provider. They provide integration with Gitlab, support for production and lower environment deployments, TLS w/ Let’s Encrypt Certificate, CDN, etc. etc. Fantastic provider!
Free SSL Certificate. Need I say more?!
Gitlab for code and content safe keeping. Important stuff!
Software & Tools
Fantastic photo editing software with pro-level features on a budget! Compatible with Photoshop files. Supports layers and ships with tons of pre-configured adjustment layers.
I write all posts and recipes as Markdown. Atom provides simple-to-use, yet powerful text editor for all my text editing needs.
Industry standard. It is a great start to get insights into your site use and users. And it is free!
Heap Analytics complements Google Analytics. Heap provides a detailed snapshot and behavior analysis by the user across sessions.
Newsletter and Notifications
I use it to manage email lists and to send out newsletters and updates. Easy-to-use and it also comes with a good set of beautifully designed templates to get started.