Every time a business or project shuts down, all the source code it produced, typically private and proprietary, never sees the light of day again. This is a real shame, especially for organizations that poured millions into R&D to produce it.
I’ve always believed that we should release as much source code to the public domain as possible. Complete reference implementations help new developers learn and troubleshoot. At the very least, we can point to something and say to ourselves “I worked on this!”.
To this end, a few weeks ago I released the source code for the marketing website for sweetstackhq.com. I don’t own this domain anymore, but here’s a live version hosted on Netlify. Sweetstack is a restaurant-tech project that I worked on full-time from late 2021 through the first half of 2022.
The idea behind Sweetstack is now a thing of the past, but I wanted to release the source code to illustrate a no build, low-cost, high-control approach to building a marketing site.
If you have engineers on your payroll, this approach won’t make sense for you (just use Webflow!). But if you’re technical and you’re bootstraping the first few years of your business, read on.
The README includes an overview of the repo if you’re interested in reading more about how I set things up.