Assemble vs Octopress: What are the differences?
Developers describe Assemble as "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!). On the other hand, Octopress is detailed as "A static blogging framework for hackers, based on Jekyll". Octopress is an obsessively designed framework for Jekyll blogging. It’s easy to configure and easy to deploy.
Assemble and Octopress 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, Octopress provides the following key features:
- Octopress sports a clean responsive theme written in semantic HTML5, focused on readability and friendliness toward mobile devices.
- Code blogging is easy and beautiful. Embed code (with Solarized styling) in your posts from gists, jsFiddle or from your filesystem.
- Third party integration is simple with built-in support for Pinboard, Delicious, GitHub Repositories, Disqus Comments and Google Analytics.
Assemble and Octopress are both open source tools. Octopress with 9.51K GitHub stars and 2.86K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Assemble with 3.7K GitHub stars and 256 GitHub forks.