Mar 3 :: A subscription email newsletter from scratch

Email newsletters are king Increasing numbers of authors are successfully monetising their lists directly, by offering premium subscription models. Historically this has been difficult - or expensive - to do. Now it's possible to do it all in half...

Feb 19 :: Taking subscription payments from a JAMstack site

Subscription payments With the new Subscription Payments feature in Trolley, it's now easy to accept recurring amounts from customers from a static / JAMstack website. With just a Trolley account, Stripe and 5 minutes you can accept recurring payments...

Feb 14 :: Tools for Startups

Don't waste time picking tools to run your startup, just get these. When you're starting a startup or project, it's easy to fall into the trap of taking ages over unimportant details, while putting off the really important, but awkward, things -...

Feb 11 :: JAMstack - Deploying Hugo behind CloudFront

Hugo is one of the most popular static site generators in 2019, and is well-loved in the JAMstack community. Hosting on Amazon S3 is almost free, very secure, fast and highly reliable - perfect for static sites. Using S3 gives you super-easy access...

Feb 3 :: Static site generators and the JAMstack

At Trolley we believe firmly in the benefits of static websites and the JAMstack. Sadly not everyone's as enlightened as we are, so this blog is our attempt to explain why should try out these techniques for the next site you build. But what is...

Jan 29 :: Static sites with Middleman, Amazon S3 and HTTPS

At Trolley we love Middleman - it's what we use to build our own site for Trolley And we host on Amazon S3 because It's almost free, very secure, fast and highly reliable - perfect for static sites. Here's a quick guide to how we did it, and how...

Jan 29 :: The simplest static site generator

Static site generators are the best way to produce a simple, secure, super fast website. But the generators themselves aren't all that simple, and it can be tedious to choose one of the many, learn it, and get started. Here's a quick way to roll...

Jan 26 :: Startup validation - sell products & take payments using Trolley in 10 minutes

You've read the lean startup books, you've listened to the podcasts, and you want to validate your startup idea with real customers as fast as possible. One classic technique is to put up a landing page with a payment button on it, and prove whether...

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