Static Site Generators

Static Site Generators

A static site generator (SSG) is a compromise between using a hand-coded static site and a full CMS.
SSGDescription
JekyllBuilt with Ruby, by far the most popular SSG.
HugoHugo’s speed fosters creativity and makes building a website fun again.
HexoA blazing fast SSG powered by Node.js
OctopressOctopress’ is written in Semantic HTML5 and is easy to read on mobile devices.
MetalsmithAn extremely simple, pluggable static site generator.
WintersmithFlexible, minimalistic, multi-platform static site generator built on top of node.js
PelicanPelican is a static site generator, written in Python, that requires no database or server-side logic.
BrunchA ultra fast HTML5 build tool. Yes, the configs are much simpler
MiddlemanMiddleman is a static site generator using all the shortcuts and tools in modern web development.
CactusStatic site generator for designers. Uses Python and Django templates. Download from GIT repository.
HarpHarp serves Jade, Markdown, EJS, CoffeeScript, Sass, LESS and Stylus as HTML, CSS & JavaScript—no configuration necessary.
NikolaNikola is written in Python (3.3+; 2.7 partially supported). Free open-source software.
DocpadDocPad removes limitations and closes the gap between experts and beginners. Designers and developers can create websites faster than ever before.
Nanoca static-site generator, fit for building anything from a small personal blog to a large corporate web site.
Sculpina static site generator written in PHP. It converts Markdown files, Twig templates and standard HTML into a static HTML site that can be easily deployed.
AssembleIt has never been easier to leverage the full force of powerful frameworks like Bootstrap and Zurb Foundation. Nothing can stop you now.
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