Static Site Generators(SSG), what are they and why I'm using one.

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  • eleventy 🕚⚡️

    A simpler site generator. Transforms a directory of templates (of varying types) into HTML.

    Eleventy's approach combines the simplicity of other traditional SSGs like Jekyll or Hugo with the popularity of JavaScript. Mozilla adopted Eleventy for sites like the Firefox extension documentation and the new version of MDN.

  • Jekyll

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

    Jekyll a ruby based SSG created in 2008 by GitHub co-founder Tom Preston-Werner. It gained a lot of popularity due to support on github pages.

  • Onboard AI

    Learn any GitHub repo in 59 seconds. Onboard AI learns any GitHub repo in minutes and lets you chat with it to locate functionality, understand different parts, and generate new code. Use it for free at

  • Hugo

    The world’s fastest framework for building websites.

    Hugo is an open-source SSG built-in Go created back in 2013. Hugo's claim to frame is its lightning-fast build times.

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