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Middleman

A static site generator using all the shortcuts and tools in modern web development
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What is Middleman?

Middleman is a command-line tool for creating static websites using all the shortcuts and tools of the modern web development environment.
Middleman is a tool in the Static Site Generators category of a tech stack.
Middleman is an open source tool with 6.8K GitHub stars and 736 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Middleman's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Middleman?

Companies
35 companies reportedly use Middleman in their tech stacks, including DigitalOcean, MAK IT, and Livestorm.

Developers
129 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Middleman.

Middleman Integrations

Pros of Middleman
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Rails for static sites
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Live reload
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Erb, haml, slim
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Easy setup
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Emacs org-mode integration by middleman-org
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Make front-end easy and rock solid again

Middleman's Features

  • Sass for DRY stylesheets
  • CoffeeScript for safer and less verbose javascript
  • Multiple asset management solutions, including Sprockets
  • ERb & Haml for dynamic pages and simplified HTML syntax

Middleman Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Middleman?
Jekyll
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
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.
Rails
Rails is a web-application framework that includes everything needed to create database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern.
Gatsby
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
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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Middleman's Followers
181 developers follow Middleman to keep up with related blogs and decisions.