Bridgetown

A Webpack-aware, Ruby-powered static site generator
for the modern Jamstack era.

Built upon proven open source technology, Bridgetown is a fast, scalable, modular, and thoroughly forward-looking framework for building websites and frontend applications.

  • Craft Clever Content. Content in Bridgetown is simply text files and assets in your repository. Write flexible Markdown and use sophisticated Liquid tags to enhance your presentation and functionality. Using a headless CMS or third-party APIs? That works too!

  • Design with Components. Encapsulate common building-blocks of your design which can be reused across multiple pages and contexts or displayed in an always up-to-date style guide. Coming June 2020

  • Customize with Plugins. Write your own plugins in the delightful Ruby programming language to facilitate totally custom projects, or simply add community gems to supercharge your site build. Sprinkle Ruby Front Matter on templates to make them come alive.

  • Add a Modern Frontend. Bridgetown comes with support for Webpack out-of-the-box, which means you can add Javascript frameworks like React, Vue, Stimulus as well as CSS frameworks like Bulma or Tailwind to get a leg up fast.

  • Deploy Anywhere. Use an automated hosting service like Netlify to deploy your site upon every update, or just sync the output folder to a standard web server and you’re done. It’s without a doubt the most flexible publishing system available.

News Updates

A Bridge to the Future: What’s New in Bridgetown 0.14 “Hazelwood”

The biggest public release of Bridgetown since its inception, featuring the brand-new Unified Plugins API, Active Support, and a whole lot more.
Jared White Jared White on May 18, 2020

PostCSS, Tailwind, Plugins…Oh My!

For you diehard fans of Tailwind CSS out there, Andrew Mason has got you covered. Also, we now have a GitHub-sourced Plugins directory!
Jared White Jared White on May 7, 2020