Written by Pascal Wengerter
A self-taught software developer, and digital all-rounder. Loves democracy ‘n’ open source software. Black lives matter supporter. Co-founded the open source startup Matestack. Working as a freelancer while looking for a role in (digital) product management.
Putting his company’s experience in building numerous Jekyll-based websites and modern best-practices around web development to use, he created Bridgetown - a new Webpack-aware, Ruby-powered static website generator.
After following the setup guide, you can build and preview your website via a live-reload development server. Markdown (to HTML conversion) and Liquid tags in page templates are supported out of the box,
while themes and plugins can easily be installed. The generated files are being put in an
The roadmap features quite some interesting items. Contributors are welcome, the project is well maintained and follows a code of conduct.
If you’re still skeptical about the “look and feel”, you can watch
on “How to Set up a
bridgetown website using Tailwind CSS”.
A vivid community on Discord is happy to answer any questions or can jump in advice if you face any problems.
For go live publishing - website hosting services like Vercel
or Netlify offer free tiers and (re-)deployments based on a
git branch of choice;
you can also put the
output folder behind a standard web server like Apache or Nginx.