Alright fedi, it's time for you to give me software recommendations!
Does anyone know of a good static site generator that is easy to set up, runs well, and is easily customizable?
I would like to be able to theme things from the ground up so I can focus on writing my own CSS, not overwriting other people's CSS.
Thanks in advance, boosts are appreciated too!
@amic I can't help but recommend Hugo again, as I whole-heartedly love it, but Jekyll is another option.
@amic yo it's really mainstream but Jekyll is actually nice if you don't over complicate it
Check out https://github.com/faithanalog/faithanalog.github.io which is the repo for https://artemis.sh
I followed the getting started tutorial on their site and ignored all the things that seemed overcomplicated like themes or putting my links in a yaml file and iterating over it (seriously WHY), and just wrote my own stuff from the ground up
@amic pelican and hugo are both good and the only ones that i haven't come out of the experience cursing the very existence of the internet
hexo is awful don't touch it
you can roll your own too, it's pretty easy with any language with a templating system, i've done it a few times
@firstname.lastname@example.org cl-yag is cute as heck but i have no idea how well it works in practice
@amic all the rest of the recommendations so far look pretty bloated to be honest. I stuck to projects only using basic system utilities and shell scripts.
@amic I also totally feel you at a deep level about trying to find something where you aren't trying to unfuck some huge and overcomplicated default CSS theme package and tear out unwanted dependencies (for fucks sake, the shit that passes as static site generators these days uses a fuckton of 3rd-party assets and shit).
@thufie I would say this is the main reason I stopped doing programming about a year or two ago, at least in terms of front end development.