I’ve been looking at get into static site generators for some of the sites I build that don’t need server side scripting. Played around with Jekyll and Octopress a bit today as it seems to be the goto solution for static sites. It seems to be geared primarily for blogs though, and I’m not planning on using it for blogs as much just for some simple small business websites. Is Jekyll still the best option for me, or should I be looking at others? Any suggestions?
I also want to use a static site generator for simple small business websites.
I have used Jekyll, but have had a lot of problems (all my fault, for being ignorant – not Jekyll’s fault). For example, getting HAML to work for layouts and templates was not easy for me. Supposedly, this is built in to Middleman.
Has anyone tried either of these WordPress -> Static Site plugins? Since I’m already developing with WordPress they seem like something that might make sense to use on site where I don’t need anything done server side. Thoughts?
Just began working with Middleman this past weekend. As I’ve slowly begun venturing into the deep darks of the “back end” through learning Ruby on Rails, Middleman seemed like a great fit. I’ve yet to really grasp all the MVC framework concepts, especially in the context of Rails, but Middleman seems to be a great steeping-stone, so to speak, into these types of frameworks.