Hyde – The Python Static Site Generator

Image of Tom Preston-Werner

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Hyde is @lakshmivyas’ evil Python transformation of my own Ruby Jekyll project, according to the backstory:

About a week back I wanted to open source a few jQuery plugins that I use for one of my projects. After going back and forth several times, I decided on github because of the bigger community. GitHub’s pages feature also made it easier for me to make that decision.

Jekyll is a really nice static website generator built by one of the git-hubbers. I started using Jekyll only to find that Liquid, the templating language used by Jekyll was not to my liking at all.

Granted, I have been severely spoiled by Django, which is incidentally the original inspiration for liquid.

Hyde, in turn, is a true fork of the aym-cms static CMS project. If you like static sites and Django templates, these might be right up your alley!

p.s. The caption in the above poster reads “GREAT GOD! CAN IT BE?”