A tool for autobuilding html pages for websites or project documentation. Content can be stored as ReStructuredText or HTML and has a flexible templating system.
rest2web is a tool for autogenerating wesites, parts of websites or project documentation. Its main features include :
Integrated with docutils (store your pages in ReST or HTML)
Automatically builds index pages and navigation links (sidebars and breadcrumbs)
Embedded code in templates for unlimited expressiveness
Flexible macro system.
Uses relative links, so sites can be viewed from the filesystem
Unicode internally - so you don’t have to be
Includes features for multiple translations of sites
Built-in gallery creator plugin.
The basic system is very easy to use
Lots of powerful (optional) features
The content can be stored as HTML, or in ReST format; in which case the HTML will be generated using docutils. rest2web inserts each page into a template, and automatically creates index pages for sections, and navigation links.
There are lots of changes in the 0.5.0 update. See The Changelog for full details.
The most important changes include :
Addition of ‘Quickstart Guide’
rest2web can now build a site from just a directory of ReST documents; no need to supply restindexes or index pages if you don’t want to
Global uservalues (effectively variables available in every page) can be set in the Config File or at the command line
Lots of new command line options available, including setting verbosity levels (make rest2web quieter !)
New Standard Functions, especially ‘include’ for better customisation of templates (e.g. for defining a different footer for some directories)
More information available in the namespace and indextree (source filename, target filename, full url etc)