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metalsmith

by Joel Kleier on 2014-06-07


While updating the look and feel of my site, I decided to explore some other static site generators, just to see what's out there. Metalsmith caught my eye, and I had to play around with it.

Turns out, it is super simple to setup, and very composable. I almost think it's simpler that ef.sh in many ways, and it's faster, with more features! The only downside is that there is more setup involved, but not much.

If you get a chance, I'd recommend checking it out. Not perfect for all needs, and not the star student... but if it keeps being worked on, it has great potential. My one criticism is a general lack of great documentation! The code is pretty terse and easy to follow though, so there is that.

Also, I'm sorry for the id/uid/guid updates on the rss/atom feeds... I decided to just use permalinks. Simple, and a lot more portable going forward.