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Why I built my own static site generator
11 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 14 Oct 2021
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 then I was able to easily add in my own code to handle relative links, generate Graphviz diagrams, and format dates.
One other recommendation: I hated almost every template language I ran across (Hugo's, Liquid, Nunjucks, EJS), but I'm thrilled with the simplicity of Handlebars (https://handlebarsjs.com/), although it is a bit limiting and the "block helper with parameters" syntax is strange (perhaps an indicator that I'm trying to do too much in the templating language!).
Zola, A fast static site generator in a single binary
11 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 5 Mar 2021
I believe Metalsmith  is trying that approach
🕵️Something new every now and then: Trying Brunch🍴
4 projects | dev.to | 20 Mar 2021
Alright! So, I head over to the Github repository to see if that thing is still active. Last commit on Feb 18th 2021. Sounds maintained. Issue count? 143 at the time I'm writing this. Perhaps I'll run into some of those, but hey: Don't say no until you've tried it, right?4 projects | dev.to | 20 Mar 2021
So, the website looks promising:
What are some alternatives?
parcel - The zero configuration build tool for the web. 📦🚀
Rollup - Next-generation ES module bundler
docsify - 🃏 A magical documentation site generator.
Hugo - The world’s fastest framework for building websites.
Snowpack - ESM-powered frontend build tool. Instant, lightweight, unbundled development. ✌️
browserify - browser-side require() the node.js way
Wintersmith - A flexible static site generator
Broccoli - Browser compilation library – an asset pipeline for applications that run in the browser
gulp - A toolkit to automate & enhance your workflow