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Docsify vs MkDocs: What are the differences?

# Docsify vs. MkDocs

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1. **Installation Process**: Docsify is a lightweight documentation site generator that requires minimal setup and can be run using a simple command, making it easier for beginners to get started. In contrast, MkDocs requires additional installations such as Python and pip, which may be more complex for users unfamiliar with these tools.
2. **Themes and Customization**: Docsify provides a limited number of built-in themes and customization options compared to MkDocs, which offers a wide range of themes, plugins, and customization features for creating unique and visually appealing documentation websites.
3. **Navigation and Structure**: Docsify generates a single-page application that loads all content dynamically, allowing for smooth navigation within the documentation. On the other hand, MkDocs generates a multi-page site with navigation links and a hierarchical structure, making it easier to organize and navigate through different sections of the documentation.
4. **Search Functionality**: MkDocs includes built-in search functionality that enables users to quickly search for specific keywords or topics within the documentation. In contrast, Docsify does not have native search capabilities and requires the integration of third-party plugins for implementing search functionality.
5. **Community and Support**: MkDocs has a larger and more active community of users and developers, providing extensive documentation, plugins, and support resources for users. While Docsify also has a community and support system, it may not be as robust or comprehensive as MkDocs.

In Summary, MkDocs offers a more feature-rich and customizable documentation solution with a larger community and support system, while Docsify provides a simple and lightweight alternative suitable for beginners with minimal setup requirements.
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      What is Docsify?

      Docsify generates your documentation website on the fly without generating static html files. Instead, it loads and parses your Markdown files and displays them as a website.

      What is MkDocs?

      It builds completely static HTML sites that you can host on GitHub pages, Amazon S3, or anywhere else you choose. There's a stack of good looking themes available. The built-in dev-server allows you to preview your documentation as you're writing it. It will even auto-reload and refresh your browser whenever you save your changes.

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