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Free Preview: Building Static Websites with Hammer for OS X

Introduction

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Content Management Systems are often unnecessarily complex for building simple websites, but using a CMS will usually make sense because of the limitations of plain HTML pages. Hammer is a Mac application, developed by Riot, and bridges the gap between building static HTML and dynamic web pages.

Using Hammer, we’re going to build a multi-paged website, practicing rapid workflow and fine-tuning our output for performance. We’ll look into using variables, includes, intelligent paths and many more of Hammer’s features. Once done, we’ll look at our deployment options (no PHP server needed!) and use GitHub to publish our site to GitHub pages.