This post isn’t really interesting for anyone but myself – unless you’re somehow looking for a static site generator, and have the exact same needs as I do.
But I’m writing the post anyway. My free time for the next couple of weeks will probably be used to dig into static site generators. That will mean less time for writing, but I want to try to post at least 100 posts this year. Yeah, it’s a cheap approach, but it’s not as cheap as just posting random videos from YouTube1.
The first thing to notice is that there are many static site generators out there. In fact, there are too many of them for their own good, and analysis paralysis will hit you straight in the face. There are a couple of resources online that can help, though. Myles Braithwaite keeps a curated list of around 80 static site generators, StaticGen lists 281 different ones, and the site Static Site Generators has no less than 460 static site generators in its directory.
I opted for StaticGen as my static site generator source. The site lets you sort the them by number of stars they have on GitHub, and the number of followers they have on Twitter. Both numbers are pretty arbitrary in terms of how good they fit my needs, but they can be used as an indication of the generator’s usage in the wild.