1. My old site generator
A fact some of you might know is that I wrote my previous generator myself using my blueprint lisp flavour which is concerted to js. That way I was able to host my webpage over o nvercel.
After I tried rethemeing my old webpage I realised that I wanted my webpage to have a completly different look and feel to it.
So I started looking around for static site generators but none of them really fit my need as I wanted my webpage to be different and most of the themes availabe for ssg like hugo are really hard to customize.
Sometimes getting inspiration or coming up with a new idea is hard. So I took to the internet and after searching for a while I gave up.
This is when I remembered an old video DistroTube once uploaded on publishing man pages using emacs org mode.
So I rewatched the video and read through the emacs org-publish documentation.
And turns out this is exactly what I was looking for, the scripting allows me to autogenerate neccessary entries, whilst still being able to use a markup language (org) to write my posts.
So far I’ve only come accross a couple of porblems including:
- not being able to force rebuild the site (useful if you want to rerun a script)
- html-prelude not working correctly
I’m nearly done styling this webpage and generating all the assets and I absolutely love it.
If you or someone you know are looking for a static site generator with the ability to customize everything and write scripts, I can recommend using org-publish, especially because I can also publish my blog posts in different formats using it.