Last Updated on July 18, 2023
Fornax is a scriptable static site generator using type safe F# DSL to define page layouts.
Fornax is part of the Ionide tooling suite
This is free and open source software.
- Creating custom data loaders using .fsx files, meaning you can use anything you can imagine as a source of data for your site, not only predefined .md or .yml files.
- Creating custom generators using .fsx files, meaning you can generate any type of output you want.
- Dynamic configuration using .fsx file.
- Watch mode that rebuilds your page whenever you change data, or any script file.
- CLI applications that let users create and generate webpages:
- fornax new – scaffolds new blog in current working directory using a really simple template.
- fornax build – builds webpage, puts output to _public folder.
- fornax watch – starts a small webserver that hosts your generated site, and a background .process that recompiles the site whenever any changes are detected. This is the recommended way of working with Fornax.
- fornax clean – removes the output directory and any temp files.
- fornax version – prints out the currently-installed version of Fornax.
- fornax help – prints out help.
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