I have put together a really simple static site builder to use for tutorials on my site, and quick personal projects. It's got a gulp build script to run a local server during development & to create deployable build files. I prefer to use Pug, Stylus, ES6, etc. and this makes it all faster.
This is endlessly customizable, whether you prefer SCSS to Stylus or just want some additional styles to pull from on every project. I highly encourage forking, customizing, and uploading for your own future projects.
This project uses gulp to run a development server, and to build the project files for deployment.
To use these tools:
To run dev server:
To build files for deployment: