Collecting my attempts to improve at tech, art, and life

Static Site Generator

Takes some source content — usually something in a Lightweight Text Formatting Language — and generates a Web site. This gives you consistent appearance and behavior throughout that site without requiring interaction from a server.

“Static” is a little misleading these days, as a lot of generators give you a Jamstack application. These get dynamic behavior through JavaScript, and often additional functionality by interacting with APIs and serverless endpoints.

Static site generation is one of my special interests, so there’s a disproportionate amount of material here about it.

Added to vault 2024-01-15. Updated on 2024-02-01