• Speaking
  • Jekyll
  • Content Strategy
  • CSS, HTML, Javascript
The dynamic site is dead (slide deck design)

The dynamic site is dead. Long live the dynamic site.

What’s old is new again. Content delivery systems that push static, or ‘flat’ HTML files are back. Jekyll, Middleman,, GitHub Pages have led a new wave of sites — particularly in government — that are being deployed faster, simpler, more securely. The time has come to throw out your database and your backend infrastructure...or has it? At South by Southwest Interactive 2014, I lead a lively discussion on the pitfalls, peril, and ultimate glory involved in deploying content in a post CMS world, and showed how many government sites are in fact leading the way. - See more at and view our slide deck (delivered as a static website, naturally).