tl;dr= Use ReactJs to publish static + isomorphic websites
git push -> travis -> webpack -> reactjs -> gh-pages
React can render both to in-browser DOM - which is the default use case - as well as to an in-memory string - which is usually used in server-side rendering. Thanks to static-site-generator-webpack-plugin doing the heavy lifting, and a few node modules of my own, it can also be used to generate static sites. This is perfect for hosting on Github Pages, or similar hosts.
I have switched from using docpad to this Webpack + ReactJs solution for my own blog, and managed to cut the build times down by an order of magnitude.
This makes for a very snappy experience for those browsing your website!
I'll be giving a talk about this at the next ReactJs meetup, covering:
... link to the slides will be posted here after the talk.
Gave a talk on this at a ReactJs meetup, and as promised, here are the slides for "Publish Websites with ReactJs".
You can find that, along with slides for other talks by me, at the all new presentations page.