a tool used to build static websites

Static site generators are tools that build static websites. They usually run on the desktop (instead of a server) and are controlled via the command-line (instead of having a GUI).

Popular tools are Jekyll (and Octopress), Pelican, Middleman, and Hexo.

Related tags

  • for content management systems, usually for multiple users and server-side.
  • for tools that work with or manipulate HTML.

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