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Decisions about Gatsby, Hexo, and VuePress
Manuel Feller
Frontend Engineer at BI X · | 4 upvotes · 92K views

As a Frontend Developer I wanted something simple to generate static websites with technology I am familiar with. GatsbyJS was in the stack I am familiar with, does not need any other languages / package managers and allows quick content deployment in pure HTML or Markdown (what you prefer for a project). It also does not require you to understand a theming engine if you need a custom design.

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Pros of Gatsby
Pros of Hexo
Pros of VuePress
  • 20
    Generated websites are super fast
  • 14
    Fast
  • 11
    GraphQL
  • 8
    Progressive Web Apps generation
  • 7
    Reusable components (React)
  • 7
    Easy to connect with lots of CMS via official plugins
  • 6
    Allows to use markdown files as articles
  • 4
    Images
  • 4
    Static-sites
  • 3
    List of starters as base for new project
  • 3
    All the benefits of a static website + React+GraphQL
  • 3
    Easy to connect with Drupal via official plugin
  • 2
    Open source
  • 1
    Gitlab pages integration
  • 1
    Incremental Build
  • 17
    Ease of deployment
  • 13
    Uses NodeJS and npm
  • 12
    Easy GitHub Pages publishing
  • 10
    Powerful templating
  • 7
    Useful tools and plugins
  • 4
    Easy intergrating with js
  • 3
    Open source
  • 2
    Blazing Fast
  • 3
    It's Vue
  • 2
    Created by the vue.js developers
  • 2
    Built in text search feature

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Cons of Gatsby
Cons of Hexo
Cons of VuePress
  • 6
    No ssr
  • 3
    Documentation isn't complete.
  • 2
    Very slow builds
  • 2
    For-profit
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    Slow builds
  • 2
    Flash of unstyled content issues
  • 1
    Problematic between develop and build commands
  • 1
    Difficult debugging
  • 1
    Plugin driven development
  • 1
    Difficult maintenance
  • 1
    Too many dependencies
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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 Hexo?

    Hexo is a fast, simple and powerful blog framework. It parses your posts with Markdown or other render engine and generates static files with the beautiful theme. All of these just take seconds.

    What is VuePress?

    A minimalistic static site generator with a Vue-powered theming system, and a default theme optimized for writing technical documentation. It was created to support the documentation needs of Vue's own sub projects.

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    What are some alternatives to Gatsby, Hexo, and VuePress?
    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.
    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.
    Create React App
    Create React apps with no build configuration.
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