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Build static webpages with Jinja2, Markdown, LESS, Coffeescript

Project Description

Build static webpages with Markdown, reStructuredText, Jinja2 templates, LESS or some recent tools.

  • Built in Twitter Bootstrap template
  • Built in web server for development
  • linkdown watch your file changes and convert them automatically
  • Automatic content list generator for Markdown and reStructuredText in Bootstrap template (Shown in bottom)


  • Python
    • Python 2.7
    • jinja2
    • markdown
    • watchdog
    • Docutils
    • rst2html5
  • Nodejs
    • less
    • coffeescript

How to install

  1. Install Python 2.7 and NodeJS
    • I recommend to use MacPorts or Homebrew to install them if you are Mac OS X user.
  2. Install LESS and CoffeeScript
  3. Install pip
  4. Install linkdown
    • just pip install linkdown
    • All dependencies will be installed automatically

Quick Start

  1. Initialize project directory

    linkdown init --template bootstrap projectdir

  2. Change directory

    cd projectdir

  3. Run server, file observer and converter. linkdown detects file modification event and convert automatically.

    linkdown all -ws or make

  4. Make your content under source directory


Read jinja2, markdown, coffeescript and less documents to write. Of course, you can use plain JavaScript and CSS (But not plain HTML).

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