I’ve had an idea floating around in my mind for a few months. Tonight I finally wanted to start working on it, but I didn’t want to bother taking the time to set up all that was necessary to get Jekyll or a Rails app going. So I created a folder with a single HTML, added some CSS and pushed it all to Netlify.
The setup was simple, but oh so powerful. It was powerful in that I was able to quickly get my idea from my brain and onto the screen. Because I don’t have to worry about a database or framework, I’m focusing on the look, feel and mechanics and am able to iterate on it quickly.
Sometimes the most primitive of tools in your toolbox can be the most powerful for the task at hand.