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Static-Site Generation

tramvai can generate pages of your application at build time to static HTML files, this feature is usually called Static Site Generation (SSG)


tramvai static <appName> command run production build of the application, then starts application server, and make requests to all application routes. All responses are saved to .html files inside dist/static directory.

This feature is suitable for applications where all pages are independent of dynamic server-side data. You can serve generated HTML files without tramvai server by CDN or any static server.



  1. Run development build as usual:

    tramvai start <appName>
  2. Open server with exported pages at http://localhost:3000/

Production build

  1. Run SSG command:

    tramvai static <appName>
  2. Deploy HTML pages to your server and static assets to your CDN

Preview pages

  1. Run SSG command with --serve flag:

    tramvai static <appName> --serve
  2. Open server with exported pages at http://localhost:3000/

Static Assets

All static resources (js, css files) will be loaded according to the url specified in ASSETS_PREFIX env variable.

If you build HTML pages with static prefix, for example ASSETS_PREFIX=, this variable injecting in HTML in build time, and you can't change ASSETS_PREFIX in deploy time.


Dynamic pages (routes like /foo/bar/:id) is not supported, tramvai static command only show warnings for this pages. For now you can use only query parameters for this case.

Server-side Application Lifecycle and Navigation Flow will be executed only once at build time. It means than some data will be non-existed, empty or outdated, for example User-Agent will not be parsed.