Static website generator - great for blogs and web sites
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Spoonbill

Static website generator

Roseate Spoonbill - Wikipedia

Description

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 spoonbill@darrylagostinelli.com