Modern Static


File-based  +  database-free site generators are an increasingly popular approach to building websites and blogs. On this list, most are static site generators, which maintain flat, ready-to-serve html. Others use a similar file-based cms concept, but output dynamic php.



Jekyll

jekyllrb.com/

@jekyllrb

Ruby

Hyde

ringce.com/hyde

Python

Kirby

www.getkirby.com

@getkirby

PHP

Hammer

hammerformac.com/

@HammerForMac

language-agnostic

DocPad

github.com/bevry/docpad

Node.js

PieCrust

bolt80.com/piecrust

PHP

nanoc

nanoc.ws

Ruby

Statamic

statamic.com

@statamic

PHP

Punch

laktek.github.io/punch

Node.js

Blacksmith

github.com/flatiron/blacksmith

Node.js

Awestruct

awestruct.org

@awestruct

Ruby

Nesta CMS

nestacms.com

@nestacms

Ruby

Middleman

middlemanapp.com

@middlemanapp

Ruby

Pelican

blog.getpelican.com/

@getpelican

Python

Cactus

github.com/koenbok/Cactus

Python

Stacey

staceyapp.com

PHP

Octopress

octopress.org

@octopress

Ruby

webgen

webgen.rubyforge.org

Ruby

Sculpin

sculpin.io

@getsculpin

PHP


Other Lists on the Web

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nanoc.ws/about/#similar-projects
10 Powerful & Free Static Website Generators
April 2013
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www.webhostingbillboard.com/development/10-powerful-free-static-website-generators/
Static Site Generators: A definitive list of tools for generating static websites.
April 2013
Pedro Rogério
github.com/pinceladasdaweb/Static-Site-Generators
Crowdsourced Static Site Generator Recommendations
March 2012
Dave Rupert
gist.github.com/davatron5000/2254924
32 Static Website Generators For Your Site, Blog Or Wiki
February 2011
Timo Reitnauer
iwantmyname.com/blog/2011/02/list-static-website-generators.html

Articles and Tutorials

Major New Features in Prose v1: New Prose updates include refreshed UI, metadata editor, Jekyll layout previews, and more
May 2013
Dave Cole
developmentseed.org/blog/2013/05/08/major-new-features-prose-v1/
Jekyll 1.0 Released
May 2013
news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5660153
Introducing Jekyll-hook: Run your own GitHub Pages
May 2013
Dave Cole
developmentseed.org/blog/2013/05/01/introducing-jekyll-hook
Middleman + Github Pages == Static Site Bliss
April 2013
Adam McCrea
www.neo.com/2013/04/03/middleman-github-pages-static-site-bliss
Generating a Blog with MiddleMan
April 2013
Matt Butcher
technosophos.com/content/generating-blog-middleman
A mini-review of static site generators
April 2013
Steve Kemp
github.com/skx/static-site-generators#readme
Introduction to Static Site Generation with Nanoc
March 2013
Jakub Chodounský
chodounsky.net/2013/03/28/introduction-to-static-site-generation-with-nanoc
Fun with Static Site Generators and Travis
March 2013
Wesley Hales
wesleyhales.com/blog/2013/03/29/Fun-with-Static-Site-Generators-and-Travis
What is a Static Site Generator?
March 2013
Chris Gilchrist
www.hitreach.co.uk/blog/what-is-a-static-site-generator/
Going Static with Jekyll & Deploying via GitHub for Free
March 2013
Jake Bresnehan
web-design-weekly.com/2013/03/04/going-static-with-jekyll-deploying-via-github-for-free/
Static site generators for building web sites
March 2013
Martin Michlmayr
lwn.net/Articles/541299/
An introduction to Jekyll—a static HTML generator
February 2013
Steve Jenkins
www.webdesignermag.co.uk/blog/an-introduction-to-jekyll-a-static-html-generator/
3 Non-Database CMS Apps You Might Have Missed
February 2013
John Saddington
wpdaily.co/3-non-db-cms
Kirby, Y U NO HAZ template engine?
February 2013
Bastian Allgeier
getkirby.com/blog/php-templates
What's your favorite website CMS?
February 2013
David Kaneda
branch.com/b/what-s-your-favorite-website-cms
I regret not learning some new tools sooner
December 2012
robfitz
ht.ly/2tYxxH
An Introduction to Static Site Generators
December 2012
Michael Gardner
www.mickgardner.com/2012/12/an-introduction-to-static-site.html
Reset (Enter Statamic)
December 2012
John Bjerke
pixelshift.in/blog/reset
Eight Questions with Mark Boulton—The Statamicist
November 2012
Fred Leblanc
statamicist.com/interviews/eight-questions-with-mark-boulton
A new approach to design and development of websites: No DB CMS.
November 2012
Demóstenes García
www.pixmatstudios.com/blog/a-new-approach-to-design-and-development-of-websites-no-db-cms/
Jekyll blog on Amazon S3 and CloudFront
October 2012
Tobias Sjösten
vvv.tobiassjosten.net/development/jekyll-blog-on-amazon-s3-and-cloudfront/
No-DB Content Management Systems
September 2012
Phil Sturgeon
philsturgeon.co.uk/blog/2012/09/no-db-content-management-systems
Static Websites with Jekyll (screencast for purchase, free preview)
September 2012
Ryan Irelan
mijingo.com/blog/new-video-static-websites-with-jekyll
How We Build CMS-Free Websites
July 2012
Dave Cole
developmentseed.org/blog/2012/07/27/build-cms-free-websites
Statamic—Fast and Powerful CMS Without the Database
June 2012
Shawn Scammahorn
esdev.net/statamic-fast-and-powerful-cms-without-the-database/
Punch - A Fun and Easy Way to Build Modern Websites
April 2012
Lakshan Perera
www.laktek.com/2012/04/19/punch-a-fun-and-easy-way-to-build-modern-websites/
5 Minimalist Static Blog Generators to Check Out
Mar 2012
Klint Finley
siliconangle.com/blog/2012/03/20/5-minimalist-static-html-blog-generators-to-check-out/
Goodbye CMS, welcome static HTML
February 2012
Rein
http://techblog.viewbook.com/2012/02/goodbye-cms-welcome-static-html
T-Minus Zero (Pelican and Dropbox)
January 2012
Matt Ronge
www.mronge.com
Building Static Sites with Jekyll
October 2011
Andrew Burgess
net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/other/building-static-sites-with-jekyll/
Strategy: Run A Scalable, Available, And Cheap Static Site On S3 Or GitHub
August 2011
Todd Hoff
highscalability.com/blog/2011/8/22/strategy-run-a-scalable-available-and-cheap-static-site-on-s.html
No Server Required - Jekyll & Amazon S3
August 2011
Werner Vogels
www.allthingsdistributed.com/2011/08/Jekyll-amazon-s3.html
Reddit: jekyll vs. hyde - a comparison of two static site generators
May 2011
www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/hcxvc/jekyll_vs_hyde_a_comparison_of_two_static_site
Host Your Static Website on Amazon S3
February 2011
news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2233620
Static Site Generators: A practical comparison and thoughts on 10 tools
December 2010
Rich Leland
mathematism.com/2010/12/22/static-site-generators