static.html

— a blog about web development and whatnot by Steve Webster

Hi, my name is Steve Webster and statichtml.com is my playground.

I'm Co-Founder at tails.com, where I spend most of my time architecting and building the technical platform and website. Prior to cofounding tails.com, I worked as Web Architect at Amazon, working mainly on the Amazon Instant Video and LOVEFiLM websites. Prior to Amazon I worked as a Front-End Architect / Senior Web Developer for Yahoo! in London's fashionable West End.

In my spare time I dabble in occasional bits of iPhone development.

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Technology behind static.html

True to its name, the entire statichtml.com site is served as static content. Of course, I'm not quite mad enough to write all this HTML by hand, so I built lanyon. Lanyon is a pluggable Open Source static site generator (actually a generic content processor pipeline that can be configured to build a website) that I wrote after playing with both Jekyll and Hyde but being satisfied by neither.

Two years after its conception, Lanyon is just about in a place where it can be used for something other than building this website. The source is MIT licenced an on github if you want to tinker.