norska is opinionated, but what does it mean exactly?
Along the years, I had to build a lot of websites using various static website generators (Jekyll, Middleman, Brunch, Metalsmith, Eleventy, etc). Each experience was different, and they all had their pros and cons: some were quick to build, some had great livereload, some could be easily extended, some had great documentation and plugins, but none had all of that.
Each time, I had to plug the missing part with some custom scripts. After a while, most of my installations were mostly custom script and only a small layer of SSG.
That's when I decided to package those scripts into one module, so I would only
npm install one package instead of copy-pasting my scripts from
project to project. That's when I started stitching those scripts back together
under one cohesive umbrella.
norska is not meant to work for all use-cases, but it's definitely working for
my use-case, and allows me to develop new websites really quickly, going from
idea to deployment in hours instead of weeks.
Those opinions mostly boils down to the tech stack: