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Advice on Gatsby, Hugo, and Jekyll
Kazim Ali
Kazim Ali
Founder & Developer at Devkind · | 3 upvotes · 2.8K views
Needs advice

Fastest and quickest way to do static HTML site which is extremely fast? Do you consider above tools or is there anything more quicker or better? This is just a one time one pager site for now, no backend required. I might have such projects in future, having something to get familiar with which can immediately come into action to develop would be great advise!

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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 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.

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.
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Next.js is a minimalistic framework for server-rendered React applications.
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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.
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Wing Tang Wong uses HugoHugo

The Static Content Generator engine, Hugo, is what I use to convert the Markdown content of my site into HTML for serving to the public.

Using Hugo as a backend to generate content for a statically hosted frontend reduces the security risk of hosting a dynamically interactive site.

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Bob P uses JekyllJekyll

With limited knowledge of CSS/HTML5, Jekyll makes it easy to create templates for static HTML5 sites. Unless I really need a database for something, this is the tool I prefer for standing up websites.

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David Somers uses JekyllJekyll

I settled on Jekyll to be the CMS for my research blog. Out of the box it works, and over time I added to it... why write a dissertation when you can instead hack templates to tweak things.

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We use Gatsby.js to render our website server-side for SEO purposes, and blazing fast load times. It also hydrates into a react app, so having dynamic functionality is a breeze.

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ioi0 uses JekyllJekyll

This static site generator is used with "contentful-import" ruby plugin, which allows to fetch data from Contentfull and generate new web-pages based on it. Easy and fun to use.

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CloudRepo uses JekyllJekyll

We wanted to pay the cost for website generation up front. Doing this allows us to put our website up in AWS S3 where it can be served reliably and for cheap.

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Sud Web uses JekyllJekyll

We use Jekyll to build our website. We created a collection for talks. We handle speakers and sponsors via data files.

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Giant Swarm uses HugoHugo

We use Hugo to build our documentation website based on Markdown content.

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Loog uses HugoHugo

We use Hugo to generate all of our secondary sites including documentation, blog and help center.

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Yoandy Rodriguez uses HugoHugo

Hugo is my favorite static site generator. It's the engine behind my personal blog.

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Zetaops uses HugoHugo

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Static site generator used to build my website.

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