Assemble vs DocPad: What are the differences?
What is Assemble? The static site generator for Node.js, Grunt.js and Yeoman. Most popular site generator for Grunt.js and Yeoman. Assemble is used to build hundreds of web projects, ranging in size from a single page to 14,000 pages (that we're aware of!).
What is DocPad? Designers and developers can create websites faster than ever before. Empower your website frontends with layouts, meta-data, pre-processors (markdown, jade, coffeescript, etc.), partials, skeletons, file watching, querying, and an amazing plugin system. DocPad will streamline your web development process allowing you to craft full-featured websites quicker than ever before.
Assemble and DocPad belong to "Static Site Generators" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Assemble are:
- Allows you to carve your HTML up into reusable fragments: partials, includes, sections, snippets... Whatever you prefer to call them, Assemble does that.
- Optionally use layouts to wrap your pages with commonly used elements and content.
- "Pages" can either be defined as HTML/templates, JSON or YAML, or directly inside the Gruntfile.
On the other hand, DocPad provides the following key features:
- Pre-Built Skeletons
- Language Agnostic
Assemble and DocPad are both open source tools. It seems that Assemble with 3.7K GitHub stars and 256 forks on GitHub has more adoption than DocPad with 2.99K GitHub stars and 250 GitHub forks.