The react static site generator that separates editing and code concerns
Cuttlebelle is a static site generator that uses react for layouts, let’s you use one layout per page-partial and cleanly separates content from code.
You can extend Cuttlebelle with react components that can make use of the power of the npm ecosystem.
Each section of your page becomes a markdown file with front-matter. The content can be written in YAML or [markdown](https://github.com/chjj/marked. A layout is nominated per partial.
The layout is written in JSX as a react component. Each variable in your front-matter becomes a prop of the layout.
Each page is divided into components that have their own layouts. Think of it like little Lego™ blocks that make up your site.
With that you can build completely new page layouts by assembling them from your smaller partials without having to touch code.
Keeping your content free of any code empowers more users to change the content of your site. And because we chunk it all up into partials, content authors are able to build completely new layouts all by them-self without ever touching more complex code.
Separation also means searching through your content is easier and you can reuse layout as well as content blocks easily.
Cuttlebelle uses JSX as the templating language. This makes it very convenient to build simple layouts all the way to super complex ones that fetch data from online APIs.
Now you can start testing your layouts with Jest or any other react tester.
With Cuttlebelle you’re not locked into any CMS and are able to move to another solution as your websites scales.
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