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Jekyll

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Wintersmith

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Pros of Gatsby
Pros of Jekyll
Pros of Wintersmith
  • 20
    Generated websites are super fast
  • 14
    Fast
  • 12
    GraphQL
  • 8
    Progressive Web Apps generation
  • 7
    Easy to connect with lots of CMS via official plugins
  • 7
    Reusable components (React)
  • 6
    Allows to use markdown files as articles
  • 4
    Static-sites
  • 4
    Images
  • 3
    Easy to connect with Drupal via official plugin
  • 3
    All the benefits of a static website + React+GraphQL
  • 3
    List of starters as base for new project
  • 2
    Open source
  • 1
    Gitlab pages integration
  • 1
    Incremental Build
  • 75
    Github pages integration
  • 53
    Open source
  • 37
    It's slick, customisable and hackerish
  • 23
    Easy to deploy
  • 22
    Straightforward cms for the hacker mindset
  • 6
    Gitlab pages integration
  • 4
    Best for blogging
  • 2
    Easy to integrate localization
  • 2
    Low maintenance
  • 1
    Huge plugins ecosystem
  • 1
    Authoring freedom and simplicity
  • 1
    Easy setup

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Cons of Gatsby
Cons of Jekyll
Cons of Wintersmith
  • 6
    No ssr
  • 3
    Very slow builds
  • 3
    Documentation isn't complete.
  • 2
    Slow builds
  • 2
    Flash of unstyled content issues
  • 2
    For-profit
  • 1
    Too many dependencies
  • 1
    Difficult debugging
  • 1
    Problematic between develop and build commands
  • 1
    Plugin driven development
  • 1
    Difficult maintenance
  • 4
    Build time increases exponentially as site grows
  • 2
    Lack of developments lately
  • 1
    Og doesn't work with postings dynamically
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    What is Gatsby?

    Gatsby lets you build blazing fast sites with your data, whatever the source. Liberate your sites from legacy CMSs and fly into the future.

    What is Jekyll?

    Think of Jekyll as a file-based CMS, without all the complexity. Jekyll takes your content, renders Markdown and Liquid templates, and spits out a complete, static website ready to be served by Apache, Nginx or another web server. Jekyll is the engine behind GitHub Pages, which you can use to host sites right from your GitHub repositories.

    What is Wintersmith?

    Wintersmith is a simple yet flexible static site generator. It takes contents (markdown, less, scripts, etc), transforms them using plugins and outputs a static website (html, css, images, etc) that you can host anywhere.

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      Hugo
      Hugo is a static site generator written in Go. It is optimized for speed, easy use and configurability. Hugo takes a directory with content and templates and renders them into a full html website. Hugo makes use of markdown files with front matter for meta data.
      Next.js
      Next.js is a minimalistic framework for server-rendered React applications.
      React
      Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
      Create React App
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      WordPress
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