Django powered this website since 2009. I had much fun with it and learned a lot while using it. However, maintaining my Django setup became too time consuming for me, so I was starting to think about lightweight alternatives a few months ago.
I’ve already been using Pelican for two projects at work and it offers everything I need:
- Generate static HTML files
- Write articles and pages using reStructured Text, including syntax highlighting
- Easy to deploy
- Enough flexibility
- Written in Python
So I migrated everything from Django to Pelican and stripped a lot of clutter from my website. One of the bigger “features” that I removed are comments, because they are hard to to with static pages. I could have used Disqus but I was just too lazy. :-) You can leave comments on Google+ and Twitter, though.