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(Hu)go Template Primer

Hugo uses the excellent go html/template library for its template engine. It is an extremely lightweight engine that provides a very small amount of logic. In our experience that it is just the right amount of logic to be able to create a good static website. If you have used other template systems from different languages or frameworks you will find a lot of similarities in go templates. This document is a brief primer on using go templates.

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Migrating from Jekyll

Move static content to static Jekyll has a rule that any directory not starting with _ will be copied as-is to the _site output. Hugo keeps all static content under static. You should therefore move it all there. With Jekyll, something that looked like ▾ <root>/ ▾ images/ logo.png should become ▾ <root>/ ▾ static/ ▾ images/ logo.png Additionally, you’ll want any files that should reside at the root (such as CNAME) to be moved to static.

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Getting Started with Hugo

Step 1. Install Hugo Goto hugo releases and download the appropriate version for your os and architecture. Save it somewhere specific as we will be using it in the next step. More complete instructions are available at installing hugo Step 2. Build the Docs Hugo has its own example site which happens to also be the documentation site you are reading right now. Follow the following steps: Clone the hugo repository Go into the repo Run hugo in server mode and build the docs Open your browser to http://localhost:1313 Corresponding pseudo commands:

Games

Intro to Water Balloon Boys

http://www.etdofresh.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/WaterGunBoyzDemo.mp4

Water Balloon Boys is an action adventure game that I have been wanting to create. It’s a game where Angry Bird meets an Action Game. The player takes control of a kid who can throw water balloons by winding his arm back, and letting the balloon fly!

Here’s a version of the game I tried to create in the past for a 48 hour video game competition.

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Git on Windows (Cygwin and Git Extensions)

Dear Blog, Setting up git (Version Control System) really did suck on Windows. It wasn’t a simple install this package, and all your problems are solved. I had major issues trying to use PuTTy, plink, and copSSH, which I believe most people use if they are using git on windows. I’m doing the cygwin approach. It’s soo much easier (to me at least). Setting up the server kind of sucks, but the client is easy.

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Corona Simulator shortcut

Dear Blog, I decided that I am going to use Ansca Corona to develop a game I’m working on vs. Airplay SDK. This LUA language is soo much easier than C++. I still would love to have my games programmed in C++, but for just me, it’ll take too long to get to my final destination. So, LUA it is! Anyway, here is a quick batch file that I like to keep in my projects directory so all I have to do is drag the folder to this batch file, or type in the name of the porject I’m working on.

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