Weavy is a static website compiler/generator. It currently is in a petty-project state: There is a public github but it lacks documentation and some important features.
It came to life when I looked for a simple solution to create a static website. I considered using compareable tools, but they all failed at some requirement. The most promising of them were:
- nanoc -- Ruby, fast, but pretty complicated to set up
- webgen -- Ruby, no blogging support
- jekyll -- Ruby, lot's of external dependencies
- pybloxsom -- Python, simple to use, but is still undergoing heavy development
- blogofile -- Python, too many features for my taste
My main requirement was: low maintenance required. Which means no breaks
on updates and few external dependencies (that could break something).
I also wanted
file:// protocol compatability (no webserver required for delivery)
(all links must be relative).
I couldn't find a tool that had all of these. So I created my own.
At the moment it is just a .py script and to use it, you just hit
on the console where the site data is. Weavy generates a static site in the /out dir
which you can ftp onto some cheap webspace. Weavy has only three external
- the python runtime
- markdown for simple content editing
- pygments for code highlighting
It's simple, it works, it doesn't break and it needs exactly as much maintenance as I can afford :)