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Happy Green frog

Frog image by @Goug8888, used under Creative Commons license Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic.

CI raco pkg install frog MIT License Documentation

Frog is a static web site generator written in Racket.

You write content in Markdown or Scribble. You generate files. To deploy, you push them to a GitHub Pages repo (or copy them to Amazon S3, or whatever).

Posts get a variety of automatic blog features.

You can also create non-post pages.

Pygments handles syntax highlighting for code blocks.

The generated site uses Bootstrap, which is responsive, automatically adapting to various screen sizes.

Full documentation.

What to expect in the future

TL;DR: This project is in low-maintenance mode.

I have enjoyed working on Frog for many years. In the beginning, it was intended to be a "just-works", "any color you want, so long as it's black" simple application.

I envisioned it as an application that happened to be written in Racket -- which some people might use even if they weren't Racket programmers. That didn't happen. At the same time, it evolved to be more configurable. And finally to use a #lang for configuration. At which point it felt more like what is really was: A tool for Racket programmers to do a static blog.

Eventually I felt even that was too complicated, and my own blog should simply be a Makefile driving a few pieces of code inherited from Frog. In other words, I no longer use Frog for my own blog.

As a result, although you're welcome to open issues about new features or off-label uses, please don't expect much. I expect I will still try to fix bugs, at least as/when I have time and I believe a fix would not result in more and/or worse bugs.

As I write this in July 2019, I think the situation has already been clear from the repo activity for a long time. Even so, I want to be super up-front about where the project is headed, or not. That way people can make an informed choice how to spend their limited time and energy.

Finally a big thank you to people who contributed things over the years.


Frog is a static blog generator implemented in Racket, targeting Bootstrap and able to use Pygments.