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Middleman vs Punch: What are the differences?

Middleman: A static site generator using all the shortcuts and tools in modern web development. Middleman is a command-line tool for creating static websites using all the shortcuts and tools of the modern web development environment; Punch: 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.

Middleman and Punch belong to "Static Site Generators" category of the tech stack.

Middleman and Punch are both open source tools. Middleman with 6.49K GitHub stars and 696 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Punch with 1.2K GitHub stars and 104 GitHub forks.

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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.

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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        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.
        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.
        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.
        VuePress
        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.
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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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        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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