Gatsby vs Hugo vs Middleman





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 Middleman?

Middleman is a command-line tool for creating static websites using all the shortcuts and tools of the modern web development environment.

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    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.
    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.
    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.
    Pelican is a static site generator that supports Markdown and reST syntax. Write your weblog entries directly with your editor of choice (vim!) in reStructuredText or Markdown.
    In Metalsmith, all of the logic is handled by plugins. You simply chain them together. Since everything is a plugin, the core library is actually just an abstraction for manipulating a directory of files.
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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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      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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      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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      AmericanBibleSociety uses MiddlemanMiddleman

      [FREE] We use middleman for its ease and speed to develop and deploy micro/marketing sites.

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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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      Ryan Townsend uses MiddlemanMiddleman

      Flexible static site generator, doesn't need to be more complex than this.

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      Maxim Ananov uses MiddlemanMiddleman

      Created a simple static website with 20+ localizations in no time.

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      Zetaops uses HugoHugo

      REST Backend developed for location data access.

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      Michael Manges uses GatsbyGatsby

      Static site generator used to build my website.

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