Increasing Perl’s Visibility, Redux

Quite a while ago, I blogged about how Perl projects should have websites to increase not only their visibility, but the visibility of Perl as a whole.

Perl has had the CPAN and awesome websites like MetaCPAN and its predecessor for a long time, so unlike how things happen in other programming language ecosystems, many Perl projects have felt no need to start their own websites for documentation, package downloads, and community — all these things were already provided.

However, I do feel that this centralization keeps Perl content on the Internet very isolated and makes Perl less visible than other programming languages.

I’ve recently released Web::PerlDistSite to provide an easy way to generate a modern-looking website for your project based mainly on its existing pod. You can then publish your site on or your own hosting.

I used it to create this website for Exporter-Tiny and also to revamp the existing website for Type-Tiny.

If you’ve got a CPAN distribution and want to create a website for it, Web::PerlDistSite could be a quick way to get started. The documentation is pretty limited right now, but you can open an issue if you need help.