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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
How to create a video editor that works in your browser.
14 projects | dev.to | 26 Nov 2021
Ask HN: What are you using for public documentation these days?
30 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 18 Nov 2021
On a new side project I'm working on I need to have a fair amount of documentation for usage, implementation, options, etc. In the past I've used https://docsify.js.org hosted on Vercel, but I was curious if there is anything else out there people like. Looking for free or paid options. So long has I can host on a subdomain I'm indifferent.
Docsify: A magical documentation site generator
1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 20 Sep 2021
Keeping Documentation Debt At Bay & Clients Happy
14 projects | dev.to | 9 Sep 2021
Docsify is a client-side only documentation generator. As a user requests a documentation page, it would fetch the associated .md file and render it all client-side. That meant that our documentation deployment process was simple again, as we could just push changes to the main branch and BOOM they would show up within seconds.
10 projects | reddit.com/r/selfhosted | 16 Jun 2021
+1 more for Docsify and its Github repo. I know this subreddit is for self-hosted things, however I wanted to add Docsify works well with Github Pages (they host, you plug in your domain or subdomain).10 projects | reddit.com/r/selfhosted | 16 Jun 2021
https://docsify.js.org/#/ SSGs are too complicated.
Web-manuals instead of e-books?
1 project | reddit.com/r/RPGdesign | 1 May 2021
This is a custom tweak of https://docsify.js.org/ :) Rose did some great work implementing light-and-dark mode, various boxes and customizing the theme.
How to Use GitBook for Technical Documentation
2 projects | dev.to | 29 Apr 2021
Given that digital documentation solutions have been around since the dawn of the digital age, it is entirely fair to ask, “why does the world need another documentation tool?”—or in other words, “why should anyone use GitBook?” Of course, other good solutions can be utilized to build user and developer documentation, such as ReadTheDocs, MKDocs, and Docsify. These popular tools share some features with GitBook, including supporting custom domains, PDF export, search, and navigation abilities. However, GitBook outperforms these documentation solutions in many aspects, including but not limited to:
Web tool Prusa uses for their building guides?
1 project | reddit.com/r/prusa | 24 Apr 2021
It’s not exactly the same but I like to use https://docsify.js.org/#/
Ask HN: What novel tools are you using to write web sites/apps?
53 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 4 Apr 2021
What are some alternatives?
front-matter - Extract YAML front matter from strings
Docusaurus - Easy to maintain open source documentation websites.
Hugo - The world’s fastest framework for building websites.
BookStack - A platform to create documentation/wiki content built with PHP & Laravel
netlify-identity-widget - A zero config, framework free Netlify Identity widget
Sapper - The next small thing in web development, powered by Svelte
Wintersmith - A flexible static site generator
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.