Static Site Generators

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Well, now i’m looking into options besides jekyll, to expand my skills, and try out some themes that aren’t available for Jekyll.

I’ll be honest, if you are new like me, getting jekyll themes to work is tricky. Many of them are not supported anymore.

What is a Static Site Generator (SSG)?

There are some configuration files, layouts and templates, and all of the content you create. So.. the trick is to find something that runs nicely on your system and that you can figure out how to operate.

I’ll have a few general resources at the top and just add as I go, since I’m not ready to learn about too many of them, just yet.

General

Hugo

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MkDocs

MkDocs has built in search, and in some ways simpler than publishing w jekyll.

For example, you don’t need to put frontmatter into every single document.. it will just create a website from markdown files and autogenerate toc based on directory structure.

MkDocs really caught my eye when I saw it running at EthHub

Because MkDocs builds with python, that opens up a whole universe of tools at your disposal. The python markdown extensions are a prime example.

However, basically none of the regular jekyll plugins work with mkdocs, it’s a whole universe to its own w Python.

Now Dev

I don’t even know… but it seems pretty dope.

Keybase

Just sayin’… keybase has 250 gigs of free storage you can use to host a website…

you could build gem based sites locally, and keybase will automatically sync the data.

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Published on June 07, 2019