It’s worth noting that the static site generator 11ty.io lives in the noisy JS/node/npm world, but it does not impose any of that on your output. You can create an entirely non-JS website with it.
11ty is simply a set of build helpers (template wrappers, includes, tagging/listing, rss, etc). It doesn’t even care how you structure your files.
I’ve started setting up my site with it, and it’s so great at encouraging flow.
Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.