Spelunk the essential.

This is:

A hugo-powered static site using the chakra theme, ready to link up with a CMS, and auto-deployable on


To Consider

Docs for dependencies


This static site employs the chakra-hugo-theme as a submodule. So generally the layouts, styles, and functionality come from the theme and are to be maintained therein. Content rests in this repo, and is updatable via the []() CMS. The CMS auto-deploys the site when new content is saved. By deploying with now+github we are able to automate a lot of steps in the composing/publishing uses my custom build script to rebuild the site with any updates, then aliases the deployment (when successful) to []() and []().


Rather than try to sort this Atmanaut mess top-down, I’ve designed a bottom-up approach. Tags are required front matter for posts. All posts lie flat in the same directory. As tags become well-worn, we can transition them into categories, and give them a subdir, or even a Section.

To catalog sources for a given tag, make a file at /tags/tag_name/ with the titles and links to the sources in the front matter. There is an archetype called that will give you the syntax.


To serve a wide array of screens, especially the retina screens that have 2x resolution, it’s a good idea to save small, medium, and large versions, and 72dpi (@1x) and 144dpi (@2x) versions of images. We can use mogrify or convert from Imagemagick on the command line for this.

These 1x and 2x images can be optimized for size and quality with ImageOptim and ImageAlpha from the command line:

cd dir_with_images
imageoptim --imagealpha '**/*.png' '**/*.jpg'

Tagging, Categories, and Taxonomies

Hugo provides two default taxonomies: tags and categories. Additional taxonomies can be added in the config.yaml like so:

  example: examples
  thing: things

Then you can use it in YAML front matter like so:

title: An article por ejemplo
things: bunnicula, flying saucers
tags: punishment, acrobatics

Each taxonomies type gets its own page (e.g. /categories, /tags) and each term in the taxonomy gets a page listing all its members (e.g., /tags/horsenames).


Hugo provides relURL and absURL for your linking needs. These power .RelPermalink and .Permalink respectively.

Use .RelPermalink when you might alter the locations of the publicDir or contentDir, or restructure the dynamically generated [permalinks] in the site config.toml.

Use .Permalink when the file won’t move, or for external purposes, such as sharing and for post title links.

External links are given target=_blank thanks to the BlackFriday markdown compiler. In the config.yaml, mark hrefTargetBlank and plainIDAnchors true.

For internal links, use the standard markdown link syntax or a reference link.

[This is a standard link](/code/README/)

[And this is a reference link][reflink]

[reflink]: /code/README/