Ask DN: Help me find an ideal static site generator
over 7 years ago from Denis Rojcyk, Designer @kiwi.com
Ello community and good morning :]
As the title says I'm looking for an ideal static site generator to fit my needs. Not perfect one, nor the best one, just an ideal one. I currently don't have the capacity to go through the docs and study it all. So I thought I would ask the community about your experiences, pros and cons. I'm currently using Craft CMS which is perfectly fine, but I find it to be an overkill for what I need. Generators that come to my mind are: Jekyll, Hugo, Middleman. Main use case is a personal portfolio with a blog on the side. I also know this has been mentioned lots of time here on DN, but comments from other threads like "Jekyll +1" brings me no real value.
Things that matter:
Customizability (Take this blogpost as an example. I would like to define my own content types. Such as standard paragraphs, comments and similar. So far my experience is that static site generators often generates things that are not changeable. e.g.
Active Community - plugins I don't want to spend days writing my solution for every little problem.
Things that don't matter that much but would be a great addition:
Speed (I don't want to spend my time staring at the screen while the site rebuilds itself.)
Active development It isn't an abandonware. There is really no reason to be in active development but I'll sleep better :))
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