Static website generator
Spoonbill is a static website generator. It was built out of frustration. You would think that by now that the programming community would have built something like this already. You know, a simple one. Instead, we have all these ultra-complicated static web site generator tools. Look at spoonbill's code. Tiny. REALLY tiny.
Spoonbill is mainly combination of 3 awesome projects that do all the hard work: jinja, markdown and frontmatter.
- Jinja - This is what is used for the web site templates
- Markdown - All the naked text is written in markdown
- Front Matter - All the markdown files have some metadata at the time that directs the templates
The combination gives you, the site author, a lot of creative freedom.
All of this fun stuff is tied together by a good, old fashioned Makefile. No need for grunt and gulp and all that complexity. It's a boring, easy to understand Makefile.
Static Web Site Generation: An old idea, still relevant today. And now efficiently done again.
Known sites built with Spoonbill
Do you have a site that uses Spoonbill? Let us know by emailing it in to email@example.com