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An stupidly simple static site builder using Jinja2. This current documentation is built using staticsite itself.

Refer to the code or open an issue if something is unclear.

  1. Create a src directory.
  2. Create your source files in that directory.
  3. Run python -m staticsite build to build your site into the docs directory.
  4. Serve your site with cd docs && python -m http.server at http://localhost:8000

Folder structures

Note:Files with a leading . are not rendered into the final site.

Note:A .sitehash.txt file is added to the final results denoting a hash for the build.

├── src
│   ├── .autoreload.html
│   ├── .base.html
│   ├── css
│   │   └── .base.css
│   ├── .examples.html
│   └── index.html
└── docs
    ├── index.html
    └── .sitehash.txt

Developing the site

python -m staticsite watch keeps re-rendering your site as soon as it detects changes.

You can then use {% include '.autoreload.html' %} in your site's base tempate, which will reload your site in the browser when the source files change.

If you build your site using pyton -m staticsite build then the auto reload part is not included, leaving you with a static site.

Adding custom processors

You can add custom processors by adding them as key, value pairs in your staticsite yml file. For example the example file contains pretty_json. which renders like:
  "a": {
    "b": {
      "c": {
        "d": 10