Why I built another static site generator: A love story

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  • django-microframework

    Single page Django app via Carlton Gibson's DjangoCon talk!

    First, I used django-microframework as inspiration for a simple app.py that could be used instead of the potentially overwhelming files Django normally uses for a site. Then, I added in automatic reading of .env files to override Django settings that shouldn't be committed. I used markdown2 to automatically render markdown files into HTML. And built a way to load data from JSON into templates to be used as variables (since a database is not available when generating a static site).

  • markdown2

    markdown2: A fast and complete implementation of Markdown in Python

    First, I used django-microframework as inspiration for a simple app.py that could be used instead of the potentially overwhelming files Django normally uses for a site. Then, I added in automatic reading of .env files to override Django settings that shouldn't be committed. I used markdown2 to automatically render markdown files into HTML. And built a way to load data from JSON into templates to be used as variables (since a database is not available when generating a static site).

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

  • coltrane

    A minimal app framework for content sites. (by adamghill)

    I would love for you to try it out for your next project and star the coltrane repo if it looks useful!

  • Lektor

    The lektor static file content management system

    I have used a few static site generators over the years including Hugo, Jekyll, and Pelican to host my personal blog. And I have experimented with a few others including Lektor and Gatsby.

  • Gatsby

    The best React-based framework with performance, scalability and security built in.

    I have used a few static site generators over the years including Hugo, Jekyll, and Pelican to host my personal blog. And I have experimented with a few others including Lektor and Gatsby.

  • Jekyll

    :globe_with_meridians: Jekyll is a blog-aware static site generator in Ruby

    I have used a few static site generators over the years including Hugo, Jekyll, and Pelican to host my personal blog. And I have experimented with a few others including Lektor and Gatsby.

  • Hugo

    The world’s fastest framework for building websites.

    I have used a few static site generators over the years including Hugo, Jekyll, and Pelican to host my personal blog. And I have experimented with a few others including Lektor and Gatsby.

  • WorkOS

    The modern API for authentication & user identity. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

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