Bad news. The server hosting The Ruby Toolbox went bust on the evening of June 7th. While I do have backups, the original source code is in a very outdated state so I currently don't feel it makes sense to try and get it running again.

For the time being, here is a very stripped down version of the Ruby Toolbox's contents.

Update June 13th: I'd like to invite you to join the discussion on the future of the Toolbox on github. You can also get in touch directly on Twitter.

 Score 13.29


Jekyll is a simple, blog aware, static site generator.

 Rubygem jekyll
 Github mojombo/jekyll
 Score 4.63


A static site generator. Provides dozens of templating languages (Haml, Sass, Compass, Slim, CoffeeScript, and more). Makes minification, compression, cache busting, Yaml data (and more) an easy part of your development cycle.

 Rubygem middleman
 Score 2.03


Fire in the disco. Fire in the ... taco bell.

 Score 1.36


Nanoc is a static-site generator focused on flexibility. It transforms content from a format such as Markdown or AsciiDoc into another format, usually HTML, and lays out pages consistently to retain the site’s look and feel throughout. Static sites built with Nanoc can be deployed to any web server.

 Rubygem nanoc
 Github nanoc/nanoc
 Score 0.56


Stasis is a dynamic framework for static sites.

 Rubygem stasis
 Github winton/stasis
 Score 0.53


Ruhoh is a Universal API for your static blog.

 Rubygem ruhoh
 Github ruhoh/ruhoh.rb
 Score 0.36


Awestruct is a static site baking and publishing tool. It supports an extensive list of both templating and markup languages via Tilt (Haml, Slim, AsciiDoc, Markdown, Sass via Compass, etc), provides mobile-first layout and styling via Bootstrap or Foundation, offers a variety of deployment options (rsync, git, S3), handles site optimizations (minification, compression, cache busting), includes built-in extensions such as blog post management and is highly extensible.

 Rubygem awestruct
 Score 0.35


Rapidly develop static sites using any supported templating language

 Rubygem frank
 Github blahed/frank
 Score 0.32


*Webby* is a fantastic little website management system. It would be called a *content management system* if it were a bigger kid. But, it's just a runt with a special knack for transforming text. And that's really all it does - manages the legwork of turning text into something else, an *ASCII Alchemist* if you will. Webby works by combining the contents of a *page* with a *layout* to produce HTML. The layout contains everything common to all the pages - HTML headers, navigation menu, footer, etc. - and the page contains just the information for that page. You can use your favorite markup language to write your pages; Webby supports quite a few. Install Webby and try it out!

 Rubygem webby
 Github TwP/webby
 Score 0.3


Lightweight Static Site Framework

 Score 0.26


A static site generator that uses the best toolset available

 Rubygem bonsai
 Score 0.24


A Rack application for serving static sites with ERB templates.

 Rubygem brochure
 Score 0.13


webgen is used to generate static websites from templates and content files (which can be written in a markup language). It can generate dynamic content like menus on the fly and comes with many powerful extensions.

 Rubygem webgen
 Score 0.08


Ace is highly flexible static pages generator with template inheritance.

 Rubygem ace
 Github botanicus/ace
 Score 0.07


A static site generator for bloggers with multiple author support

 Rubygem korma
 Github sandal/korma
 Score 0.05


Why another static site generator? Machined is for the developers who know and love the asset pipeline of Rails 3.1 and want to develop blazingly fast static websites. It's built from the ground up using Sprockets 2.0.

 Rubygem machined
 Score 0.04


DynamicMatic is a tiny Sinatra extension that integrates Sinatra with StaticMatic. It allows most of your site to be static while having a few dynamic pages that can use the StaticMatic layouts and partials.

 Rubygem dynamicmatic
 Score 0.01


Deplot intends to simplify the process of creating and maintaining a staticweb site and allows for modifications of every part of the building process.

 Rubygem deplot
 Github cdn64/deplot