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GitHub Pages vs Harp Platform: What are the differences?

What is GitHub Pages? Public webpages freely hosted and easily published. Public webpages hosted directly from your GitHub repository. Just edit, push, and your changes are live.

What is Harp Platform? Front-end publishing platform integrated with Dropbox. The Harp Platform provides users with a low risk, easy to get started and rapid iteration way to publish to the web. Harp exposes the power of the web and gets out of your way, the platform leverages modern web languages and best practices to provide the best users total control and development bliss.

GitHub Pages and Harp Platform belong to "Static Web Hosting" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by GitHub Pages are:

  • Blogging with Jekyll
  • Custom URLs
  • Automatic Page Generator

On the other hand, Harp Platform provides the following key features:

  • SSL Support
  • Custom Domains
  • Pre-processing
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What is GitHub Pages?

Public webpages hosted directly from your GitHub repository. Just edit, push, and your changes are live.

What is Harp Platform?

The Harp Platform provides users with a low risk, easy to get started and rapid iteration way to publish to the web. Harp exposes the power of the web and gets out of your way, the platform leverages modern web languages and best practices to provide the best users total control and development bliss.
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      What are some alternatives to GitHub Pages and Harp Platform?
      Netlify
      Netlify is smart enough to process your site and make sure all assets gets optimized and served with perfect caching-headers from a cookie-less domain. We make sure your HTML is served straight from our CDN edge nodes without any round-trip to our backend servers and are the only ones to give you instant cache invalidation when you push a new deploy. Netlify is also the only static hosting service with integrated continuous deployment.
      GitLab Pages
      Host your static websites on GitLab.com for free, or on your own GitLab Enterprise Edition instance. Use any static website generator: Jekyll, Middleman, Hexo, Hugo, Pelican, and more
      Amazon S3
      Amazon Simple Storage Service provides a fully redundant data storage infrastructure for storing and retrieving any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web
      Medium
      Medium is a different kind of place on the internet. A place where the measure of success isn’t views, but viewpoints. Where the quality of the idea matters, not the author’s qualifications. A place where conversation pushes ideas forward.
      WordPress
      The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.
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      Decisions about GitHub Pages and Harp Platform
      Justin Dorfman
      Justin Dorfman
      Developer Evangelist at StackShare · | 4 upvotes · 106.8K views
      MaxCDN
      MaxCDN
      GitHub Pages
      GitHub Pages
      Netlify
      Netlify
      Let's Encrypt
      Let's Encrypt
      Jekyll
      Jekyll
      Bootstrap
      Bootstrap
      jQuery
      jQuery
      Grunt
      Grunt
      Fastly
      Fastly
      #CDN
      #GoogleFonts
      #StaticSiteGenerators
      #Webperf

      When my SSL cert MaxCDN was expiring on my personal site I decided it was a good time to revamp some things. Since GitHub Services is depreciated I can no longer have #CDN cache purges automated among other things. So I decided on the following: GitHub Pages, Netlify, Let's Encrypt and Jekyll. Staying the same was Bootstrap, jQuery, Grunt & #GoogleFonts.

      What's awesome about GitHub Pages is that it has a #CDN (Fastly) built-in and anytime you push to master, it purges the cache instantaneously without you have to do anything special. Netlify is magic, I highly recommend it to anyone using #StaticSiteGenerators.

      For the most part, everything went smoothly. The only things I had issues with were the following:

      • If you want to point www to GitHub Pages you need to rename the repo to www
      • If you edit something in the _config.yml you need to restart bundle exec jekyll s or changes won't show
      • I had to disable the Grunt htmlmin module. I replaced it with Jekyll layout that compresses HTML for #webperf

      Last but certainly not least, I made a donation to Let's Encrypt. If you use their service consider doing it too: https://letsencrypt.org/donate/

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      t is integrated with the Jekyll software for static web site and blog generation. The Jekyll source pages for a web site can be stored on GitHub as a Git repository, and when the repository is updated the GitHub Pages servers will automatically regenerate the site.

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      We take advantage of Githubs very lightweight, but powerful static file hosting for our front-end static files. But we have a CDN in front of this to ensure best performance for users anywhere.

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      We often use Github Pages to easily develop and deploy marketing sites. Typically we couple middleman as our static site generator and then host the pages on github pages.

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