Jekyll vs. Gatsby vs. CMS.js



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Description

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 Gatsby?

Transform plain text into dynamic blogs and websites using the latest web technologies. A React.js static site generator. Supports Markdown, HTML, and React.js pages out of the box. Easy to add support for additional files types. Leverages React's component model and React Router's "nested component hierarchy" to make templating incredibly powerful and intuitive.

What is CMS.js?

CMS.js is fully client-side, Javascript site generator in the spirit of Jekyll that uses plain ol' HTML, CSS and Javascript to generate your website. CMS.js is like a file-based CMS. It takes your content, renders Markdown and delivers a complete website in Single-Page App fashion...without the aid of server-side scripting (no Node.js, PHP, Ruby, etc.).

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Pros

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Cons

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Companies

What companies use Jekyll?
139 companies on StackShare use Jekyll
What companies use Gatsby?
36 companies on StackShare use Gatsby
What companies use CMS.js?
0 companies on StackShare use CMS.js

Integrations

What tools integrate with Jekyll?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with Jekyll
What tools integrate with Gatsby?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Gatsby
What tools integrate with CMS.js?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with CMS.js

What are some alternatives to Jekyll, Gatsby, and CMS.js?

  • Hugo - A Fast and Flexible Static Site Generator built with love by spf13 in GoLang
  • Hexo - A fast, simple & powerful blog framework, powered by Node.js
  • Middleman - A static site generator using all the shortcuts and tools in modern web development
  • VuePress - A static-site generator built by the Vue.js team

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