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

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  • eleventy 🕚⚡️

    A simpler static site generator. An alternative to Jekyll. 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.

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  • 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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