Welcome to this new website
Why this new website and what is Hugo?
It was half fun / half tedious to construct this new website, but
because my University sadly decided to discontinue the system I have
used before (dotclear), I had to react.
Anyway, the positive side of this is that it made me learn new
things (Hugo), and thanks to the Summer
‘vacations’, here it is! I hope you enjoy it. Send me an email if you
find some serious flaw to correct.
Having spent so much time installing and developing complicated
websites (in particular CHL,
Annales Henri Lebesgue)
in the last (many) years, it wasn’t easy to accept that I would have
to write my own webpage in the old-fashioned direct HTML way, like we
did in the 1990’s.
To my surprise, not only are the 1990’s seriously back in clothing
trends, but the good old static websites are now the new
rage. Well, maybe. In any case, Hugo is a proud representative of this
tendency. But, there is a difference. You don’t write everything in
pure HTML. Using templates and YAML datafiles, nice automation can be
accomplished. This makes it a lot more fun. But the initial setup was,
hum, quite time consuming (this being a corollary of that, isn’t it?).