Looking to switch to a static site generator for your blog or website? I came across Octopress, which is based on the same static site generator I used for this site: Jekyll. Octopress provides a nice modern HTML5 blog-style template, and comes pre-configured with 3rd party support for Twitter, Google Plus, Disquis, Google Analytics and more. It even has support for easy deployment using rsync or git. Essentially, most of the configuration and tweaks I did for my own Jekyll setup, Octopress comes with out of the box. If you are considering using Jekyll, you’d be crazy to not take a look at Octopress. I’m happy with my current setup, but I would have used it had I found it sooner.