Jekyll vs MkDocs: What are the differences?
Jekyll: Blog-aware, static site generator in Ruby. 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; MkDocs: *A static site generator *. It builds completely static HTML sites that you can host on GitHub pages, Amazon S3, or anywhere else you choose. There's a stack of good looking themes available. The built-in dev-server allows you to preview your documentation as you're writing it. It will even auto-reload and refresh your browser whenever you save your changes.
Jekyll and MkDocs can be categorized as "Static Site Generators" tools.
Jekyll is an open source tool with 38.3K GitHub stars and 8.36K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Jekyll's open source repository on GitHub.
Sentry, New Relic, and Tilt are some of the popular companies that use Jekyll, whereas MkDocs is used by Hactar, elmah.io, and Worldsensing - Mobility. Jekyll has a broader approval, being mentioned in 148 company stacks & 628 developers stacks; compared to MkDocs, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.
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!
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
Markdown (what you prefer for a project). It also does not require you to understand a theming engine if you need a custom design.