Furthermore is a simple static site generator inspired by jekyll but written in python. It currently supports posts written in markdown and uses mako templates to generate the site. Pygments (via markdown) is used to add syntax highlighting to code segments. It also comes with a webserver so you can preview your site locally.
This project got started because of the advice from the Pragmatic Programmer to learn one new language a year. I started out this year wanting to learn Haskell and realized that I wanted to blog about learning Haskell but wasn't satisfied with my current blogging platform. Which remided me that I always wanted to write my own blog software. I'm supposed to be a hacker! Why not write my own? So I changed gears and started writing furthermore using Python-- a language I also wanted to learn. So in the end, I ended up learning more Python than Haskell. But now that I have something usable, maybe I can go back to the language I started the year wanting to learn!
Furthermore is pretty simple right now. It is a bare bones static site generator with the following:
- mako templates for python-based template generation
- pygments syntax highlighting
- markdown for text-to-html generation
- a local http server for site previewing
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