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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
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What are some alternatives?
docsify - 🃏 A magical documentation site generator.
Hugo - The world’s fastest framework for building websites.
Wintersmith - A flexible static site generator
gray-matter - Smarter YAML front matter parser, used by metalsmith, Gatsby, Netlify, Assemble, mapbox-gl, phenomic, vuejs vitepress, TinaCMS, Shopify Polaris, Ant Design, Astro, hashicorp, garden, slidev, saber, sourcegraph, and many others. Simple to use, and battle tested. Parses YAML by default but can also parse JSON Front Matter, Coffee Front Matter, TOML Front Matter, and has support for custom parsers. Please follow gray-matter's author: https://github.com/jonschlinkert
front-matter - Extract YAML front matter from strings
Hexo - A fast, simple & powerful blog framework, powered by Node.js.
Assemble - Get the rocks out of your socks! Assemble makes you fast at web development! Used by thousands of projects for rapid prototyping, themes, scaffolds, boilerplates, e-books, UI components, API documentation, blogs, building websites/static site generator, an alternative to Jekyll for gh-pages and more! Gulp- and grunt-friendly.
Pelican - Static site generator that supports Markdown and reST syntax. Powered by Python.
Jekyll - :globe_with_meridians: Jekyll is a blog-aware static site generator in Ruby
Harp - Static Site Server/Generator with built-in preprocessing