Parts of my static website, made with metalsmith
Switch branches/tags
Nothing to show
Clone or download
Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Failed to load latest commit information.

The Personal Website of Sean Bowman

This is part of my site, I don't keep the whole thing on here because I have lots of draft posts and experiments and stuff laying around. It's enough to give an idea of how you can cobble together a decent blog with metalsmith, though, so I thought I'd share it.


The blog mostly uses metalsmith, a cool, small framework for creating static sites and other stuff. I use jade for templates, and a little handlebars for "inline" templating, which is to say being able to use little functions and helpers in my markdown posts.

I migrated the blog from a middleman site, and to keep the URLs the same, I wrote a tiny custom plugin to grab the base file name of the blog posts. Also, I use a customized version of markdown-it that let's me use MathJax in my posts and adds the potential for other plugin style goodies.


The website is built using make. I switched from Gulp because it's dumb. The targets should be pretty obvious.