Nanoc Website Template
This is a simple template project for kick-starting a web project using the Nanoc static site generator by Denis Defreyne. Here are some notable features:
- Settings to automatically support Google Analytics, Feedburner and Webmaster tools.
- Base stylesheet
- combined screen and print stylesheet for minimal number of HTTP requests
- Improved typography
- Caching of static assets
- Comes with sitemap, htaccess, robots.txt and 404 page
- Comes with vendored jquery and modernizr
- rake tasks to ping Google and ping-o-matic when your site has changed
- rake task to find unused CSS rules for your site
- Lots of demo content to help setting up base stylesheet
Here's what's left on my to-do list:
Automatic image optimization using jpgtran and pngcrush.
The problem here is setting up the required third-party tools. Also, processing images takes a lot of time. This is not really desirable when compiling the site. It should be done once and that's it.
Automatic thumbnail generation
img_taghelper could insert images in the desired size with dimension already filled out. Feels bloated, though.
Occasionally, I extract code and conventions from real-world projects and pull it back into this template.
A lot of the HTML, CSS and htaccess rules is based on Paul Irish's HTML5-boilerplate.
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