Static Site Generator

Static Site Generators (SSGs) are development software applications for building websites. Popular for blogs and other static content that doesn’t change so frequently, though of course you can add JavaScript for interactivity.

SSGs Through the Ages

Cloudcannon did an awesome blog post series on the history of SSGs. Here it is, linked and archived for convenience:

General-purpose SSGs

Special-purpose SSGs

Password Protection for Static Sites

One challenge with static sites is password protection. Netlify offers login services. Another option is robinmoisson/staticrypt (Archived), which uses JS-based cryptography to encrypt the contents of the site.

Notes mentioning this note

Here are all the notes in this garden, along with their links, visualized as a graph.