The little hot-reloadin' static site maker from shell. (by adityaathalye)

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  • Ask HN: What's the simplest static website generator?
    10 projects | | 29 Mar 2024
    Pandoc can be your friend. My site maker [1] is built around it.

    I think a hundred or so well-chosen lines of your favourite scripting language can do wonders. Mine is ~300 lines of Bash because I over-engineered a thing or two for kicks. The core of it is maybe 50 lines.


    The README documents the architecture and rationale. Maybe it will help you figure out yours. Happy hacking!

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  • 500 Lines or Less – Writing a useful program in fewer than 500 line code – AOSA
    5 projects | | 8 Oct 2023
    Bookmarked! These look like amazing study projects; the kind one can copy and learn from. Quite like how they do it in art school. Each one of them looks like it solves a nontrivial problem, and edifies the reader on the basic contours/tenets of the problem/solution space.

    I love this kind of stuff, because it shows one _can_ solve a pretty juicy problem with not that much code, honestly. Also because it suggests that the industrial-strength equivalent has a lot more in for use cases, corner cases, and/or optimisations that are not relevant for one's requirements (at least not yet, maybe not ever).

    I aspire to write code like that. Useful, concise, but not obtuse. Some of my code is not as significant as those examples, and maybe falls short of my ideals, but it gets a lot done in well under 500 loc. e.g. my website maker in Bash [1] (hot-builds and hot-refreshes without JS), or the JS that drives text art animations for Hanukkah of Data [2].

    [1] is about 350 LoC counted this way (excluding the script containing HTML templates).

      $ grep -E -v "^$|\\s?#" bin/{events,metadata,templating,utils,hotreload}.sh | wc -l
  • “Make” as a Static Site Generator
    15 projects | | 10 Sep 2023
    I love the code [1]. Mine [2] is a bit over engineered because I wanted hot-reloading (without JS), and it was a delightful yak shave.

    But the basic idea is the same --- heredocs for templating, using a plaintext -> html compiler (pandoc in my case), an intermediate CSV for index generation.

    Very nice!



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  • Show HN: Shite – little hot-reloadin' static site maker from shell
    1 project | /r/patient_hackernews | 23 Jan 2023
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  • Show HN: Shite: The little hot-reloadin' static site maker from shell
    14 projects | | 23 Jan 2023
    xdotool emulates user actions under the X Window System (e.g. typing, mouse around, click etc.).

    I'm using it to send keypresses to the browser, as you rightly observe.

    So if I want to just reload a page, the browser gets F5.

    To GOTO some page, it gets a stream of keystrokes for the URL characters and then Enter.

    It's really that simple-minded, and it works!

    This case statement covers my usage:

  • Pandoc [a universal document converter] 3.0
    5 projects | | 19 Jan 2023
    Pandoc powers my little static site maker:


      __shite_templating_compile_source_to_html() {
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