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Webber is a static web-site generation tool, loosely based on ideas from IkiWiki and my own likings.

It works by ...

Finally webber creates static HTML files that you can upload to your web-site. I recommend sitecopy for this.


First, make an empty directory and change into it:

$ mkdir web
$ cd web

Then, get webber:

$ git clone --depth 1 git://gitorious.org/webber/webber.git

Now we need a directory for our input files and output files:

$ mkdir in out

and create our first page using your favorite ${EDITOR}. It should look like this:

$ ${EDITOR} in/index.md
$ cat in/index.md
title: Nothin' about me

Hi, I'm Holger and I won't tell you more about me :-)

I'm using markdown here (you can also use RST or HTML, or even have some pages in one format and other pages in another format).

Now, webber needs a simple config file. Create one, it should be similar to this:

$ ${EDITOR} webber.conf
$ cat webber.conf
template: "default"
plugins: [

As you see, we specified a template. That's a HTML skeleton that webber fills out. Let's create a very simple one:

$ mkdir in/style
$ ${EDITOR} in/default.tmpl
$ cat in/default.tmpl
<title>${file.title | entity}</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=${file.output_encoding}"/>
<h1>${file.title | entity}</h1>

And finally, we can run webber without any command line options:

$ webber/webber
info: Reading files ...
info: Scanning files ...
info: Rendering files ...

If "webber/webber" is too cumbersome to type, just do this:

$ ${EDITOR} Makefile
$ cat Makefile

Now can can simply type "make".

Now you wonder what file has been produced? Let's see:

$ cat out/index.html
<title>Nothin' about me</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"/>
<h1>Nothin' about me</h1>
<p>Hi, I'm Holger and I won't tell you more about me :-)</p>


You make things way more complex, but that's basically it.

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