Snazzie is a tool I developed that generates static sites, optimizes assets, and deploys to github pages.
I created Snazzie as a way to save myself some time and energy when making quick sites or prototypes. Its helpful in the development phase as Snazzie uses live reload on save to display changes. Its helpful in the building phase as well as all CSS and JS files are compressed (if not hosted elsewhere) and the images are optimized for speed (also if not hosted elsewhere). I also find it very helpful in that I can deploy the project I am working on with one command while keeping my branches consistent.