Websleydale is the minimalist static site generator used to build lumeh.org. Its feature set is limited to what lumeh.org requires, so it is fairly minimal and runs very fast.



  1. Clone this repo and cd into it.
  2. Run pipenv sync to create the virtualenv and install dependencies.
  3. Place a symlink to the wb script somewhere in your PATH. (For example, if you already have a ~/bin directory in your PATH, you can run ln -s --relative wb ~/bin/ to create such a symlink.)


First, create a websleydalerc.py file in your project's root directory (see the example below).

Then, run wb in the same directory as the websleydalerc.py file whenever you want to build your project.

Example websleydalerc.py

Given the following source files:

├── index.md
├── memes/
│   └── loss.jpg
├── style.sass
└── templates/
    └── page.html

A corresponding websleydalerc.py might look like this:

from websleydale import Site, build, dir, jinja, markdown, root, sass

site = Site(
    name="My Website",
        # Process 'index.md' as Markdown and render it using the 'page.html'
        # Jinja template, and write the result as 'index.html' in the output dir
        "index.html": jinja(markdown(root / "index.md"), template="page.html"),

        # Process 'style.sass' as a Sass stylesheet and write the result as
        # 'style.css' in the output dir
        "style.css": sass(root / "style.sass"),

        # Copy all contents of the 'memes' directory into a directory called
        # 'memes' in the output dir
        "memes": dir(root / "memes"),
build(site, dest="out")

For a full example, see lumeh.org's config.