Follow

killed my plans to work on a static-site generator. Would be a great project - without a doubt. And here comes the 'but': no time, I should focus on writing.

Decided to use github.com/sunainapai/makesite with my fork of simplecss.

@ilyess I have and it worked great, but it is 'too powerful' or simply overkill for the project I have in mind.

Pretty happy with makesite.py so far.

@hejowhat True. It’s a quite comprehensive site generator. I tend to use it often in case whatever site I’m building turns out to grow bigger than what I had originally in mind for it. A sort of future proofing if you will.

@ilyess My biggest fear of using such static site generator is the long-term maintenance. I don't have the knowledge to fix bugs and stuff if the community stops working on it. I know a little bit of Python and can learn to understand makesite.py in a reasonable time. I doubt that I can do it with Hugo, Jekyll and those big players.

But, those generators are pretty neat and have a lot of features that most 'modern' sites want. But I haven't needed those features yet (lucky me).

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Fosstodon

Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.