Build your own site generator?

Now say that like my colleague Mark Padgham you like programming and find a website framework that you like.

How about building your own site generator?

Read how Mark created his own R-based site generator using Zurb Foundation as a powerful templating tool.

For further inspiration, since the distill package is also an R-based site generator, you could have a look at its source, in particular how it makes the most of R Markdown websites. You could also inspect the pull request that added an R Markdown site generator for hugodown sites to hugodown.