🌀 a static site generator that Just Works™
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A simple and mnml static site generator that Just Works™

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Vite demo


$ pip install vite


$ vite new <project-path>

Write your Markdown files in the pages directory and execute:

$ vite build   # in project directory

Rendered HTML will be in the build directory.

Finally, run:

$ vite serve  # also in the project directory

to serve the contents of the build directory.


Not very sophisticated, but basic configuration can be acheived using config.py found in the project directory. Example config:

# config.py 
title = ''
author = ''
header = ''
footer = '' 
template = 'index.html'  # default is templates/index.html


Vite uses Jinja2 templating, so template files must be placed in a separate templates/ directory.
A basic example would be:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="/static/sakura-earthy.css">

<title> {{ title }} </title>

{{ body }}

{{ footer }}

Specifying per-page templates

Vite allows for specifying a unique template, per page. This is acheived by including YAML frontmatter at the top of the Markdown file, like so:

template: foo.html

## markdown here

Notes on templating

  • Stylesheets, images and JS can be accessed from the static folder.
  • index.html, i.e. your website's homepage, should be _index.md in the pages/ directory.

Directory tree

├── build
├── config.py
├── pages
│   └── test.md
├── static
└── templates
    └── index.html


  • Templating
  • CSS support
  • Implement a simple HTTP server (later)
  • Add example site
  • Basic config (config.py)
  • Parsing frontmatter (JSON, YAML, TOML) for per-page options
  • Better support for home page (main index.html page)