What about my static site Generator

Static Site - Hand made

This is a quick hack to recreate what static site generator are doing in a highlevel. My take on this. Built using node.js. This is an opiniated in a good sense. Idea is get up and running within minutes and not to worry about the themes, look & feel and use html and less javascript get your blog site up.

Primary focus as a user should be writing and go live in seconds.

Have used cheerio library to update the dom. fs-extra is handy library adds few niceties which default node js is missing.

But this is my dependencies look like. Marked is a good markdown convertor to html. Works goods. Builds fast.


  • Understand how the build performance is on high volume.
  • Build speed on huge markdown file.
  • Implement a pagination.
  • Improve markdown code highlighting.
 "dependencies": {
    "cheerio": "^1.0.0-rc.3",
    "fs-extra": "^8.1.0",
    "highlight.js": "^9.15.8",
    "marked": "^0.7.0",
    "pretty": "^2.0.0"

Local Setup

  • Prerequisite have python version 2.7 , for running your local webserver. There are varied options you can chose them, upto your preference.
  • Checkout this project and cd into the project.
  • run npm start
  • Above step will create a target public folder
  • Now cd into public folder within this project.
  • Run python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8000 , this will run a local webserver serving on port 8000.

Production Setup

  • Build script is npm start
  • Deploy directory is public
  • You should be good to go.

With Love a lazydev