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Alternatives to Nanoc

Middleman, Jekyll, Hugo, Gatsby, and Hexo are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Nanoc.
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What is Nanoc and what are its top alternatives?

It is a static-site generator, fit for building anything from a small personal blog to a large corporate website.
Nanoc is a tool in the Static Site Generators category of a tech stack.
Nanoc is an open source tool with 1.8K GitHub stars and 238 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Nanoc's open source repository on GitHub

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Middleman logo

Middleman

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A static site generator using all the shortcuts and tools in modern web development
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Ronan Levesque
Ronan Levesque
Software engineer at Algolia · | 13 upvotes · 96.7K views
atAlgoliaAlgolia
React
React
Gatsby
Gatsby
Ruby
Ruby
Middleman
Middleman

A few months ago we decided to move our whole static website (www.algolia.com) to a new stack. At the time we were using a website generator called Middleman, written in Ruby. As a team of only front-end developers we didn't feel very comfortable with the language itself, and the time it took to build was not satisfying. We decided to move to Gatsby to take advantage of its use of React , as well as its incredibly high performances in terms of build and page rendering.

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Todd Gardner
Todd Gardner
President at TrackJS · | 4 upvotes · 70.5K views
atTrackJSTrackJS
Gatsby
Gatsby
Read the Docs
Read the Docs
ReadMe.io
ReadMe.io
GitHub Pages
GitHub Pages
Jekyll
Jekyll

We recently needed to rebuild our documentation site, currently built using Jekyll hosted on GitHub Pages. We wanted to update the content and refresh the style to make it easier to find answers.

We considered hosted services that could accept our markdown content, like ReadMe.io and Read the Docs, however both seemed expensive for essentially hosting the same platform we already had for free.

I also looked at the Gatsby Static Site generator to modernize Jekyll. I don't think this is a fit, as our documentation is relatively simple and relies heavily on Markdown. Jekyll excels at Markdown, while Gatsby seemed to struggle with it.

We chose to stick with the current platform and just refresh our template and style with some add-on JavaScript.

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Josh Dzielak
Josh Dzielak
Developer Advocate at DeveloperMode · | 4 upvotes · 21.2K views
Hugo
Hugo
Jekyll
Jekyll

Earlier this year, I migrated my personal website (dzello.com) from Jekyll to Hugo. My goal with the migration was to make the development environment as pleasant as possible and to make it really easy to add new types of content. For example, I knew I wanted to add a consulting page and some portfolio-style pages to show off talks I had given and projects I had worked on.

I had heard about how fast Hugo was, so I tried it out with my content after using a simple migration tool. The results were impressive - the startup and rebuild times were in milliseconds, making the process of iterating on content or design less cumbersome. Then I started to see how I could use Hugo to create new page types and was very impressed by the flexibility of the content model. It took me a few days to really understand where content should go with Hugo, but then I felt very confident that I could create many different types of pages - even multiple blogs if I wanted - using a consistent syntax and with full control of the layouts and the URLs.

After about 6 months, I've been very happy with the results of the migration. The dev environment is light and fast and I feel at ease adding new pages and sections to the site.

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Hugo logo

Hugo

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A Fast and Flexible Static Site Generator written in Go
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John-Daniel Trask
John-Daniel Trask
Co-founder & CEO at Raygun · | 18 upvotes · 29.7K views
atRaygunRaygun
.NET
.NET
Hugo
Hugo
WordPress
WordPress
#SupportSalesAndMarketing
#SelfHostedBloggingCms
#StaticSiteGenerators

There’s no doubt WordPress is a great CMS, which is very user friendly. When we started the company, our blog wasn’t really our top priority, and it ended up being hosted on a fairly obscure server within our setup, which didn’t really change much until recently when things become harder to manage and make significant updates.

As our marketing team increased, the amount of traffic that found us through our content marketing increased. We found ourselves struggling to maintain our Wordpress install given the amount of theme updates, plugins and security patches needing to be applied. Our biggest driver to find an alternative solution however was just how slow Wordpress is at serving content to the end user. I know there will be die hard fans out there with ways to set things up that mean WordPress sites can load quickly, but we needed something a lot more streamlined.

We could see in our own Real User Monitoring tool that many users were experiencing page load speeds of over five seconds, even longer in worst case scenarios. Hugo is an open source static site generator that has enabled us to reduce load times by over 500% and make our blog far more maintainable across the whole team.

The Raygun marketing site runs on a .NET CMS called N2 but we plan to swap that out with Hugo as well in future.

#StaticSiteGenerators #SelfHostedBloggingCms #SupportSalesAndMarketing

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Josh Dzielak
Josh Dzielak
Developer Advocate at DeveloperMode · | 4 upvotes · 21.2K views
Hugo
Hugo
Jekyll
Jekyll

Earlier this year, I migrated my personal website (dzello.com) from Jekyll to Hugo. My goal with the migration was to make the development environment as pleasant as possible and to make it really easy to add new types of content. For example, I knew I wanted to add a consulting page and some portfolio-style pages to show off talks I had given and projects I had worked on.

I had heard about how fast Hugo was, so I tried it out with my content after using a simple migration tool. The results were impressive - the startup and rebuild times were in milliseconds, making the process of iterating on content or design less cumbersome. Then I started to see how I could use Hugo to create new page types and was very impressed by the flexibility of the content model. It took me a few days to really understand where content should go with Hugo, but then I felt very confident that I could create many different types of pages - even multiple blogs if I wanted - using a consistent syntax and with full control of the layouts and the URLs.

After about 6 months, I've been very happy with the results of the migration. The dev environment is light and fast and I feel at ease adding new pages and sections to the site.

See more

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Ronan Levesque
Ronan Levesque
Software engineer at Algolia · | 13 upvotes · 96.7K views
atAlgoliaAlgolia
React
React
Gatsby
Gatsby
Ruby
Ruby
Middleman
Middleman

A few months ago we decided to move our whole static website (www.algolia.com) to a new stack. At the time we were using a website generator called Middleman, written in Ruby. As a team of only front-end developers we didn't feel very comfortable with the language itself, and the time it took to build was not satisfying. We decided to move to Gatsby to take advantage of its use of React , as well as its incredibly high performances in terms of build and page rendering.

See more
Todd Gardner
Todd Gardner
President at TrackJS · | 4 upvotes · 70.5K views
atTrackJSTrackJS
Gatsby
Gatsby
Read the Docs
Read the Docs
ReadMe.io
ReadMe.io
GitHub Pages
GitHub Pages
Jekyll
Jekyll

We recently needed to rebuild our documentation site, currently built using Jekyll hosted on GitHub Pages. We wanted to update the content and refresh the style to make it easier to find answers.

We considered hosted services that could accept our markdown content, like ReadMe.io and Read the Docs, however both seemed expensive for essentially hosting the same platform we already had for free.

I also looked at the Gatsby Static Site generator to modernize Jekyll. I don't think this is a fit, as our documentation is relatively simple and relies heavily on Markdown. Jekyll excels at Markdown, while Gatsby seemed to struggle with it.

We chose to stick with the current platform and just refresh our template and style with some add-on JavaScript.

See more
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Hexo

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A fast, simple & powerful blog framework, powered by Node.js
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VuePress

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A static-site generator built by the Vue.js team
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    Pelican logo

    Pelican

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    A static site generator, written in Python, that requires no database or server-side logic
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    Nanoc
    Octopress logo

    Octopress

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    A static blogging framework for hackers, based on Jekyll
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      Nanoc
      Gridsome logo

      Gridsome

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      Build blazing fast websites for any CMS or data with Vue.js & GraphQL ⚡️💚
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      MkDocs

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      A static site generator
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        A progressive static-site framework for React
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        Assemble

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        The static site generator for Node.js, Grunt.js and Yeoman
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          Nanoc
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          DocPad

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          Designers and developers can create websites faster than ever before
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          Punch

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          A simple, intuitive web publishing framework that will delight both designers and developers
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            High Voltage

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            Easily include static pages in your Rails app
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              DocGen

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              Static website generator
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                Cactus

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                Static site generator for designers. Uses Python and Django templates.
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                Pattern Lab

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                Create atomic design systems with it
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                  DodgerCMS

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                  A static markdown CMS built on top of Amazon S3
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