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Jekyll vs Punch: What are the differences?

Developers describe Jekyll as "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. On the other hand, Punch is detailed as "A simple, intuitive web publishing framework that will delight both designers and developers". Punch allows you to use boilerplates to quickly setup a site, write minimal templates with Mustache, and create flexible site structures with inheritable layouts and partials.

Jekyll and Punch can be categorized as "Static Site Generators" tools.

Jekyll and Punch are both open source tools. It seems that Jekyll with 38.1K GitHub stars and 8.31K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Punch with 1.2K GitHub stars and 104 GitHub forks.

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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.

What is Punch?

Punch allows you to use boilerplates to quickly setup a site, write minimal templates with Mustache, and create flexible site structures with inheritable layouts and partials.
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      What are some alternatives to Jekyll and Punch?
      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.
      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.
      Hexo
      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.
      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.
      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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      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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      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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