Still is a utility to help you manage your small site.
Because you know HTML, Git is your content management system. All that you really need is something to manage your templates. That's what Still is for.
npm install -g still
Still is a command-line utility. It's preferred that you install it globally, though it will still work anywhere you like.
Still supports any template engine that consolidate.js supports. However, since you likely only use one or two of them, none of them are included by default.
Install your desired template engine at the same location (globally or locally) that you installed Still
npm install -g swig
Still comes with two utilities:
still-server. When you're in development mode, making changes, and testing: use
still-server. When you're ready to push your site live, build it to static files using
Still operates by recursively walking over your template directory, finding every
.html file, and building it with optional related
.json files that you provide, if any.
*.html file found, Still will look to see if there is a
.json file of the same name in the same directory. If the file exists, it will be used as local data context for the rendered template.
At the same time, Still will also look for a
.json file for the entire directory. If that file exists, your local data will be applied over this, and the resulting data object used for the rendered template.
site ├── index.html ├── about.json ├── about | ├── index.html | ├── index.json | └── contact.html └── terms.html
In the above example:
.jsonfiles are optional.
site/index.htmlwill be rendered with no data.
site/about/index.htmlwill be rendered with
site/about/contact.htmlwill be rendered with
Still will slightly modify the hierarchy of your files in order to provide "clean URLs" for you. This means that you should always reference all pages without
.html extensions and assume a trailing
Building the above example will output the following:
site ├── index.html ├── about | ├── index.html | └── contact | └── index.html └── terms └── index.html
This means that a URL to the
contact page should be
The still server expects that your error documents be located at
site ├── error ├── 404.html └── 500 └── index.html
still [path] -o [output path] [options]
still-server [path] [options]
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