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GitHub Pages vs Medium: What are the differences?

Developers describe GitHub Pages as "Public webpages freely hosted and easily published". Public webpages hosted directly from your GitHub repository. Just edit, push, and your changes are live. On the other hand, Medium is detailed as "The perfect place to read and write". 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.

GitHub Pages belongs to "Static Web Hosting" category of the tech stack, while Medium can be primarily classified under "Hosted Blogging Platforms".

Some of the features offered by GitHub Pages are:

  • Blogging with Jekyll
  • Custom URLs
  • Automatic Page Generator

On the other hand, Medium provides the following key features:

  • Embedding videos, Tweets, Vines, etc.
  • Word Counter
  • Drafts

"Free" is the primary reason why developers consider GitHub Pages over the competitors, whereas "Beautiful UI" was stated as the key factor in picking Medium.

Lyft, CircleCI, and Bukalapak are some of the popular companies that use GitHub Pages, whereas Medium is used by Lyft, Twitch, and Edify. GitHub Pages has a broader approval, being mentioned in 576 company stacks & 683 developers stacks; compared to Medium, which is listed in 73 company stacks and 75 developer stacks.

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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 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.
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    What are some alternatives to GitHub Pages and Medium?
    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
    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.
    Heroku
    Heroku is a cloud application platform – a new way of building and deploying web apps. Heroku lets app developers spend 100% of their time on their application code, not managing servers, deployment, ongoing operations, or scaling.
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    Decisions about GitHub Pages and Medium
    Justin Dorfman
    Justin Dorfman
    Developer Evangelist at StackShare · | 4 upvotes · 22.1K views
    Fastly
    Fastly
    Grunt
    Grunt
    jQuery
    jQuery
    Bootstrap
    Bootstrap
    Jekyll
    Jekyll
    Let's Encrypt
    Let's Encrypt
    Netlify
    Netlify
    GitHub Pages
    GitHub Pages
    MaxCDN
    MaxCDN
    #Webperf
    #StaticSiteGenerators
    #GoogleFonts
    #CDN

    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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    Medium is used as our blog. Easy as that.

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