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Why I built my own static site generator

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  1. Efficient Static Site Generator

  2. Hugo is a general-purpose website framework for generating static web pages.

    I'm surprised nobody mentioned Hugo[0] yet. I write Markdown and commit to a git repo, then a web hook in Caddy pulls and builds the static site, anything I commit is up in a matter of seconds. I'd much rather spend what little time I have writing blogs to help people learn new things than write YASSG. Someone below linked to a site with over 400 SSGs.I think OPs "why" was really "because I wanted to", after...
  3. An extremely simple, pluggable static site generator.

    A static site generator I've been enjoying lately (and using for my blog) is Metalsmith: https://metalsmith.io/ It feel like it's the best of both worlds, because it's simple to learn and customize, but there are plugins for the things you don't want to spend time writing yourself. For example, I'm using plugins to: check for broken links, generate an RSS feed, and run a test server with automatic reloading. But...
  4. Handlebars is a JavaScript template library that is, more or less, based on ...

    A static site generator I've been enjoying lately (and using for my blog) is Metalsmith: https://metalsmith.io/ It feel like it's the best of both worlds, because it's simple to learn and customize, but there are plugins for the things you don't want to spend time writing yourself. For example, I'm using plugins to: check for broken links, generate an RSS feed, and run a test server with automatic reloading. But...