This site was an entirely static affair, which allowed me more flexibility with how I generated the content. I explored several Ruby based static-site generation frameworks, however, I found that the most effective method for me was to reuse the dynamic-site frameworks using Sinatra I had previously developed and just crawl these locally with wget.
The result of this was that I could save development time by having the site update automatically for inspection during development without having to run an 'export' task between changes.
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I've also begun experimenting with Clourflare to speed up load-times for static content. If you haven't used this service before I'd recommend giving it a try. There are few times that I've experienced a truly water-tight abstraction, but this is one of them. Absolutely, stunningly well done. The fact that this is offered for free boggles my mind.
I'll be writing a post about Cloudflare soon as I feel that I've just glimpsed the tip of the ice-berg here.