Ok. Here is a list of websites I created during the past 3 years. I am publishing it over here to show that Hugo is a tool that can be reliably used for various types of web applications.
Christos Christofis Collection
Website for a collection of contemporary art. It features the work of some 80+ artists active in Greece (including a drawing by yours truly). This was the first Hugo project that I developed for a client and it was published in Dec 2016.
Portfolio website (single page application, the entire project is a leaf bundle) for a visual artist (who is also one of the founders of Cheap Art, the oldest independent art platform in Greece). Project was launched in April 2018.
Portfolio website for a visual artist whose work has been exhibited in various countries like: Cyprus, Italy, Greece, Turkey, UK, USA etc. The website was launched in June 2018.
Portfolio website for a children’s book illustrator based in Athens, Greece, whose work has appeared in a number of countries including: Brazil, Bulgaria, Greece, Spain etc. Published in October 2018
One Angel Abroad
Website for an Instagram fashion & travel blogger. This project took about 5 months (lots of trials and errors) and it was launched just last week. This is indeed the most complex Hugo website that I ever developed. The index layout (which was not exactly my choice) is reminiscent of a print magazine and it features a responsive CSS grid. The blogger’s Instagram posts are fetched as JSON data files with the Instaloader client via a bash script.
Note that I haven’t used any frameworks for the above. The CSS is custom made. Typically I use some kind of a reset and then I sort of take it from there.
P.S. When I first became interested in Hugo I planned to redesign my own website. 4 years later it’s about time to do it…