Static Site Generators (SSGs) can be a great tool for developers, but they can be challenging for content editors. Writing or editing blog posts in Markdown may not be ideal for everyone, especially for non-technical writers. While Markdown is excellent for technical documentation, it may not be the best fit for marketing writers.
As someone who loves using Metalsmith, I faced the challenge of making this choice appealing to the people operating the website. In my search for a better user interface, I came across sanity.io. The platform promised all the right things, and I decided to build a proof-of-concept using it.
You can visit the live site at https://ruhrpott.netlify.app/blog, and the code is available at https://github.com/wernerglinka/ruhrpott-web.
As part of the proof-of-concept site, I created four blog posts that explore some aspects of building a Metalsmith site with a Sanity backend. These blog posts are also available on the site for reference.