Static Rendering with Laravel
An unexpected surprise
I originally redesigned Killrbuckeye's using laravel + bootstrap. Laravel was total overkill as it's a static site, however Given that I was already equipped to deploy laravel sites it was the easiest solution available to me at the time.
Recently I've opted to reduce my hosting footprint as 99.9% of the content I host is static. Instead of needing to rewrite the website in 11ty, which is great by the way, I found spatie/laravel-export.
laravel-export I was able to statically render the entire site with only
a few hiccups.
Links to media such as tabs or songs caused 404's during the static export. I'm sure there's a more elegant way but my solution was just adding specific paths to be exported since there was a limited number of them.
All files under public are copied which made asset management super easy.
The end result is now I can build and push directly to cloudflare pages and not worry about hosting a full-fledged PHP application.
Someday I'll probably port the site over to 11ty to make things even easier to develop.