Not just another website builder

About Mame

What does Mame mean?

Mame Bonsai are very tiny bonsai trees, most are around 2" (5 cm) tall. They are one of the smallest kind of bonsai trees. As Mame builder is using bonsai.css to achieve it's low CSS file size, this name was more then fitting. Mame generates ultra fast and tiny websites, without any loose of functionality or comfort.

Why another website builder?

As developers we were using Content-Management-Systems, like Joomla, WordPress or Drupal for ages. We even developed multiple extensions around and made our living with it. But with full blown CMS solutions creating fast and optimized sites always has been a lot of work (Reaching 100 % Lightspeed (Google Pagespeed) performance with a CMS is no fun at all. Additionally most CMS require a server side language, like PHP to display the content. This again leads into a huge maintenance effort, keeping websites secure you need to install updates for both the server and the software itself fast.

With Mame we go a different way, generating plain HTML5, CSS and JavaScript sites, which require no maintenance and can be hosted anywhere without any server side language. There are a lot of static site builders out there, like Gatsby, Hugo, nuxt and we used most of them. While awesome for creating small sites, as developers, everything needs to be extended by yourself. This makes the process of creating and reusing components more painful and you may end up in a copy and paste hell (Don't repeat yourself).

Mame tries to combine the best from both worlds, a "CMS" in the backend, with site, page and section templates to avoid repeating yourself. While generating a clean and fast frontend.

  • Let's face it, creating technical decent websites takes a lot of time
  • Because of this technically most websites are junk, insecure and bloated (Sorry)
  • Most websites don't need a CMS
  • Web and Content has evolved to Frontend and SaaS.

What makes Mame different then?

  • Mame generates extremely lightweight sites. Clean and fast HTML markup, no clutter, no hacks. We aim at a 100% lighthouse score.
  • Don't repeat yourself with Templates on all levels (from hole sites, over pages to sections).
  • Powered by bonsai.css
  • Just 11 KB of CSS and 4 KB of JavaScript (gzipped)
  • Clear focus on web standards, page speed and SEO.
  • Accessibility out of the Box.
  • Progressive Web App and AMP support.
  • Easily extensible, focus on non-opinionated choices.
  • No dependencies
  • No Vendor lock in, migrate and download your website from Mame at any time.

P.S.: This site itself is build and deployed with Mame, check the markup, page speed and size.


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