Readably: YAML + Slim => HTML5
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Readably is a minimal static blog engine that emits clean, readable Web pages. You can view them locally on your own computer without needing a Web server. And when you publish them to any Web server, they will function just as they did locally on your computer. This is the benefit of a static blog engine!
See my blog at http://sunaku.github.io for an example of Readably output.
Its output is easy to read and beautiful to print in modern Web browsers.
Its output is self-explanatory and multi-lingual: no translation needed. (There is only 1 English phrase in the entire output, for attribution.)
It has simple navigation that works well in both text-mode Web browsers (such as Lynx, elinks, and w3m) and modern Web browsers (like Firefox).
It supports automatic syntax highlighting of code blocks in Markdown.
It is implemented in less than 200 lines of pure Ruby code! :-)
git clone https://github.com/sunaku/readably.git cd readably bundle install # with markdown OR bundle install --without markdown
bundle exec rake firefox content/index.html
template/*files to your liking.
Rakefileto configure the blog processing logic. (This isn't really necessary, but you are free to do so.)
NOTE: If you are using Ruby 1.8.7, add
-rubygems to the following commands.
bundle exec rake --tasks to see available commands:
bundle exec rake build # Build entire blog. bundle exec rake entry # Build entry pages. bundle exec rake index # Build index pages. bundle exec rake style # Build stylesheet. bundle exec rake clean # Remove any temporary products. bundle exec rake clobber # Remove any generated file. bundle exec rake upgrade # Upgrade blog software.
To create a new blog entry (
*.readably file) from the template:
cp content/entry.readably content/your-entry-file-name.readably edit content/your-entry-file-name.readably
To create a new blog entry (
*.readably file) in a nested directory:
cp content/entry.readably content/your/path/your-entry-file-name.readably edit content/your/path/your-entry-file-name.readably
Simply open the
content/index.html file in your favorite web browser. After
making changes to a blog entry, run
bundle exec rake, and then reload the
corresponding web page in your web browser.
Use your favorite file uploading software to upload the content/ directory
*.readably files from it) to your web hosting platform.
Here is an example that uses rsync to upload to a
DESTINATION. (NOTE: the trailing slash after
DESTINATION is necessary!)
rsync -auv content/ --exclude '*.readably' DESTINATION/
You can take this further and make it a Rake task by adding it to
desc 'Publish your blog.' task :publish => :build do sh "rsync -auv content/ --exclude '*.readably' DESTINATION/" end
From then onwards, you can publish your blog at any time, simply by running:
bundle exec rake publish
To upgrade your copy of Readably, run the following command:
bundle exec rake upgrade
Fork this project on GitHub and send pull requests.
Bugs, Features, Issues, Questions
File a report on the issue tracker.
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Copyright 2010 Suraj N. Kurapati https://github.com/sunaku
Distributed under the terms of the ISC license (see the LICENSE file).