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A flexible static-site generator written in Ruby
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What is Nanoc?

It is a static-site generator, fit for building anything from a small personal blog to a large corporate website.
Nanoc is a tool in the Static Site Generators category of a tech stack.
Nanoc is an open source tool with 2K GitHub stars and 251 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Nanoc's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Nanoc?

Nanoc Integrations

Nanoc's Features

  • Support for free-form metadata
  • Support for various markup languages (Markdown, AsciiDoc, Textile, …)
  • Support for various templating languages (eRuby, Haml, Mustache, …)
  • Ability to write custom filters and helpers
  • Ability to pull in data from other sources (databases, web APIs, …)
  • Integration with various deployment mechanisms
  • Ability to run pre-deployment checks

Nanoc Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Nanoc?
Middleman is a command-line tool for creating static websites using all the shortcuts and tools of the modern web development environment.
Think of Jekyll as a file-based CMS, without all the complexity. Jekyll takes your content, renders Markdown and Liquid templates, and spits out a complete, static website ready to be served by Apache, Nginx or another web server. Jekyll is the engine behind GitHub Pages, which you can use to host sites right from your GitHub repositories.
Hugo is a static site generator written in Go. It is optimized for speed, easy use and configurability. Hugo takes a directory with content and templates and renders them into a full html website. Hugo makes use of markdown files with front matter for meta data.
Gatsby lets you build blazing fast sites with your data, whatever the source. Liberate your sites from legacy CMSs and fly into the future.
Hexo is a fast, simple and powerful blog framework. It parses your posts with Markdown or other render engine and generates static files with the beautiful theme. All of these just take seconds.
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