Tale – Website Engine
TALE is designed to improve the way you publish a website. It unifies the basic functions that you need, without leaving the ability to continue extending and customizing features.
Nowadays there are many amazing html templates but after acquired, still need a backend to work with all the features they offer, perhaps for a contact form, a sitemap, rss feed, etc. Tale acts as a platform for static templates with few restrictions, without admin screens and all focused on the simplicity of use.
What it does?
TALE makes easy to configure and publish your static website templates. And it also can serve Markdown, Jade and LESS files completely out-of-the-box.
Tale helps you to publish your website front-end in simple steps, easy and faster. It is designed to handle any content that can be published in the web and viewed in a web browser, like:
Tale core keeps just the necessary to handle and deliver your website content. Addons will provide those extra functions that your website needs.
Keeping all simple
Tale is KISS (Keep it simple, stupid!). You don’t need to go into many configuration options and files. Just put your content and run.
Tale creates clean URLs with zero configuration. It serves pages using the same organization used for your content. No file extensions, URLs easy to read and find.
Flat file based
Tale content is based on flat files. Specifically, flat files using Markdown syntax. So, no database. Any file with Markdown content can become a page.
Flexible and custom metadata
Enrich your content using Metadata and access to it dynamically from themes by passing it into your pages.
Your beloved frameworks
Use or Build your website based on Bootstrap, Foundation or your favorite framework with Tale. There is no restriction on this.
Themes boilerplates provided can be the starting point of your next website. They will show you how to quickly start and work with Tale.
What’s not this?
Tale is not Wordpress, Drupal, etc., there’s no database and no complex admin page, all opposite. Tale philosophy focuses on providing simplicity when launching a website offering a simple framework to develop and deploy a website following best practices.
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1.0 – Jan 10 2014