The Next Pancake

Cross post from

Today I am happy to announce a new type of project: git-based projects.

Git-based projects combine git and static-site generators, two developer favorites, and together these address some weaknesses with Dropbox-based projects. The advantages of these new projects include:

  • faster page loads due to not having to fetch data from Dropbox
  • source control via git
  • compatible with popular static site generators
  • deploy with git push
  • customizable 404 page

Like their counterparts, git-based projects all get free * subdomains. Both this blog and the docs site have been successfully migrated to static sites for several weeks now, with excellent results.

As of today, the following static site generators are supported: jekyll, pelican, wintersmith, middleman, hyde, sphinx. Additionally, the detection heuristics are on github, where you are most welcome to submit pull requests!

Instructions for getting started have been added to the docs. It covers uploading your SSH key, creating a new Pancake project, and adding Pancake as a remote to your repository. From there on, you can git push your code to Pancake.

Three More Things

  • * subdomains can now be accessed via https:// in addition to plain old http://.
  • There is a new account management page (which you can find next to the log out button). You can manage your SSH keys and change your password easily here. And should you decide Pancake is not for you, you may also delete your account from this page.
  • The project limit has been raised to three for everyone!