A curated list of services for static websites.
Table of Contents
- Calendar and Scheduling
- Functions as a Service FaaS
- Related Lists
- SoundCloud – Audio hosting with an embeddable player. Up to 3 hours of content is free.
- Mixcloud – Audio hosting with unlimited uploads and an embeddable player.
- Spotify – You can embed any song, album, or playlist with a Spotify Play Button.
- Google Books – Allows you to display the books in your Google Books Library.
- Goodreads API and widgets – Allows you to access any of the Goodreads data. Widgets are found on the widgets tab on your settings page.
Calendar and Scheduling
- Google Calendar – Embeddable calendar that you can collaborate with other people.
- Booking.js – Beautiful embeddable booking widget.
- zenplanner – Paid – Online scheduling for fitness.
- Prezi – Online presentations with really transitions that can zoom and rotate.
- Reveal.js – HTML presentation framework.
- Slides.com – A place for creating, presenting and sharing slide decks.
- SpeakerDeck – Upload your slides as a PDF, and get an online, shareable presentation.
- Mux – Paid – An API to play videos directly to the client. Can also power live streams.
- YouTube – Embeddable videos with unlimited uploads.
- Vimeo – Paid – Embeddable videos with no ads.
- Vevo – Embeddable music videos.
- Wistia – Free plan has a limit of 25 videos.
- Codepen – A playground of embeddable front-end code examples.
- JS Bin – Embeddable front-end code examples.
- JSFiddle – Embeddable front-end code examples.
- highlight.js – Syntax highlighting for the web.
Functions as a Service
- 1Backend – Deploy your backend in seconds. Free tier included. Open source.
- AWS Lambda – AWS Lambda lets you run code without provisioning or managing servers. You pay only for the compute time you consume
- Google Cloud Functions – Create single-purpose, stand-alone functions that respond to Cloud events without the need to manage a server or runtime environment
- Webtask by Auth0 – Call code on the server with simple HTTP, easier to set up by far than Lambda or Google’s
- Azure Functions – by Microsoft – same premise as Lambda on the Azure cloud
- IronWorkers – by Iron.io – Run code in a multilanguage containerized environment with unlimited scale and simple pricing
- IronFunctions – by Iron.io – IronFunctions is an open source serverless computing platform for any cloud – private, public, or hybrid.
- OpenWhisk by IBM – part of their BlueMix hosting platform, and open source, ties into their Watson AI ecosystem nicely
- StackPath EdgeEngine – Write functions as a service in the language of your choice and deploy them to a global network of data centers. All the networking, including intelligent routing and load balancing, is managed by StackPath over a private backbone.
- Zeit Now – Zeit Now lets people write functions as a service in their language of choice and deploy as part of a monorepo.
- FaunaDB – Serverless GraphQL database. Free tier with no time limit. Easily included in Netlify apps.
- Staticman – Staticman is a Node.js application that receives user-generated content and uploads it as data files to a GitHub repository. In practice, this allows you to have dynamic content (e.g. blog post comments) as part of a fully static website, as long as your site automatically deploys on every push to GitHub, as seen on GitHub Pages, Netlify and others.
- Disqus – Easily embeddable comments with nested replies, multiple login methods, and email notifications.
- Facebook Comments – Embeddable comments for your site by Facebook.
- IntenseDebate Comments – Embeddable comments with nested replies, multiple login methods, and email notifications.
- LiveFyre – Real-time comments, SEO-optimized, stocked with social features, and beautiful on both desktop and mobile.
- Redditjs Embed Widget – Embed Reddit comments on your site. If it hasn’t been posted, it will show a link to encourage the user to submit.
- Muut.com – Embeddable comments, forum and private messaging. A lot of functionality, but really low footprint left on your website.
- Gitment – Comment system based on GitHub Issues, which can be used in the frontend without any server-side implementation.
Really Simple Forms
- Formspree – Receive emails from a form on your static website.
- elFormo – Simple form processing and response retrieval via email.
- Flipmail – Simple form processing and response retrieval via email.
- MailThis – Simple form submissions via email with optional attachments.
- Simple Form – Simple forms with optional file attachments, email notifications, and online submission viewing.
- Brisk Forms – Free form submission service emails you responses while keeping your email address private and is open source.
- 99 Inbound – Form endpoint service with email/Slack notifications and third party app integrations (e.g. MailChimp)
- Getform – Form backend platform for designers and developers, with email and integrations.
- Formcarry – Hassle-free HTML form endpoints for your form, powerful dashboard, reliable spam blocking, attachment uploads and Zapier integrations.
- Formcake – The form backend built for developers: Zapier integrations, simple endpoint API, unlimited forms.
- Google Forms – Saves results into Google Sheets and can email you when there is a submission.
- FormKeep – Paid – View form submissions in a beautiful web interface. It has spam filtering and it integrates with webhooks such as Gmail, Trello, and Basecamp.
- 123 Contact Form – Connects to other online services such at MailChimp, Salesforce, and Google Drive. It also integrates with payment Processers and includes security and analytics.
- FormAssembly – Allows you to build any kind of form that can include complex branching logic and multiple pages.
- FormSite – Form builder with payments and form management.
- FormStack – Forms with A/B testing, partial submission, analytics, and integrations.
- Sheetsu – POST and GET your data to Google Spreadsheet.
- Typeform – Awesome forms that can be embedded.
- Wufoo – Free or Paid – Forms that you can build with a form designer, with notifications, reports, and payments.
- Zoho – Forms with file upload and captcha.
- GitHub Issues – This is an interesting way for developers to get comments/questions. See github.com/sindresorhus/ama for an example.
- Utterences – A lightweight comments widget built on GitHub issues.
- FormBackend – Create form-backends and submit your HTML forms to our backend. View the entries online and connect to other services. Receive an email every time a new entry is submitted.
- Pageclip – A flexible server / backend for HTML forms. View your data in the realtime web interface, or use the API to get CSV and JSON output.
- Formester – Forms and email marketing (lead collection, email campaigns, and newsletters) with integrations.
- StaticKit – Modern forms for static sites, with native support for React.
Provided by the Host
- Netlify – Netlify comes with built-in form handling.
- jivochat – JivoSite is a professional live chat for websites that was specifically designed to increase your online sales.
- LiveChat – Live chat on your website.
- Olark – Live chat on your website. You can also see who’s on your website and what they’re doing.
- SnapEngage – Live chat with integrations and custom styles.
- tawk.co – Lets you monitor and chat with visitors on your website.
- WebsiteAlive – Live chat for your website & social networks.
- Zopim – Live chat with free trial.
- MailChimp – Free email marketing. You can pay to add more features.
- Constant Contact – Email marketing with campaigns, autoresponders, and analytics.
- AWeber – Email marketing with campaigns, autoresponders, and analytics.
- Campaign Monitor – Email marketing with campaigns, autoresponders, and analytics.
- MailerLite – Free email marketing. You can pay for more subscribers.
- Pinterest – Pin It Button.
- Twitter – Embedded tweets.
- Facebook – Facebook embedded plugins.
- ShareThis – Sharing buttons for multiple social networks.
- Kontaktify – A contact widget that provides an easy way for visitors to get in touch.
- Google Forms – You can use Google forms for surveys or for forms on your site.
- SurveyMonkey – Easy to use and free surveys.
- Typeform – Really beautiful forms.
- Qualaroo – Embed surveys anywhere on your website that comes up from the bottom right side of the screen.
- Insight Stash – Fast, Simple survey forms.
- Ecwid – Embeddable shopping cart.
- FoxyCart – Add a shopping cart with basic html code.
- SnipCart – Include a few lines of code for a full online shop.
- Gumroad – An all-in-one solution to sell your work.
- Payhip – An embeddable way to sell digital downloads & memberships
- Moltin – Add eCommerce functionality to anything.
- Trolley – Add a popup cart to any website – designed for static & JAMstack sites.
- Commerce Layer – Add enterprise ecommerce to your JAMstack.
- MoneyButton – Website payments and donations using Bitcoin (Satoshi’s Vision).
- ShapeShift Shifty Button – Accept payments using various cryptocurrencies.
- lunr.js – Simple full-text search in your browser.
- flexsearch – Next-Generation full text search library for Browser and Node.js
- fuse.js – Powerful, lightweight fuzzy-search library, with zero dependencies
- tinysearch – Tiny, full-text search engine for static websites built with Rust and Wasm
- search-index – A persistent, network resilient, full text search library for the browser and Node.js
- fuzzy – Fuzzy search / filter for browser and node
- Jets.js – Native CSS search engine
Third party integration:
- Google Custom Search Engine – Search your site with a custom Google Search.
- Algolia – Hosted Search API that delivers instant and relevant results from the first keystroke.
- Google Analytics – Freemium web analytics service offered by Google.
- Simple Analytics – 💲 – Simple, clean, and friendly analytics.
- Sketch Fab – Embeddable 3D content.