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Surge

Surge is designed for front-end developers so that they can publish static website seamlessly. Using Surge, until now, 2.6 million deployments has been done using Surge which covers 0.3 million projects.

With Surge, developers can deploy anything in six keystrokes. It is that simple and easy to use.

Features

  • Custom domain support
  • SSL support
  • Blends with popular build tools
  • Supports collaboration
  • Provides free domain

Alternatives to Surge

Statik

Statik is a static website generator that lets developers create static websites. It solves the problem with other site generators that mainly generate static blog website and then they have to customize it from there. With Statik, you can build a more custom static website.

Statik is easy to use.

The first step is to generate data using models and instances in Markdown and YAML. Then you need to code site in Jinja 2/HTML. Finally, run static to create your static website.

GatsbyJS

GatsbyJS is a static site generator for React. It is a modern web tech that is fast and easy to use. You can use your old data thanks to the Gatsby's rich data plugin ecosystem. Static websites created using GatsbyJS are also scalable and secure.

Developers can also develop static progressive web apps. GatsbyJS works by extracting data from different data sources such as Markdown, CMS or APIs. Then that data is built using GraphQL and finally deployed after using HTML, CSS and React.

Features

  • AMP support
  • Progressive web support

Middleman

MiddleMan is a an open-source modern web development tool. It is easy to get started with MiddleMan. 

MiddleMan has comprehensive docs that you can read to get familiar with it. It has all the tools to build and deploy easily.

Features

  • Supports command line
  • Directory creation is done from the start for easy customization.
  • Exports the site in production ready

VuePress

VuePress is a Vue-powered static site generator. It is sponsored by Bit. Getting started with Vue is easy and can be done without any sweat. To use it developers need to Node.js greater than or equal to version 8.

Features

  • Very simple to use
  • Vue-Powered custom theme system
  • Peformant
  • Built-in markdown extensions
  • Automatic Service Worker generation
  • Supports responsive design

Phenomic

Phenomic is a modular website compiler that lets you build static websites. By using Phenomic, developers can use modern website approach. It allows developers to pick libraries, technology, and framework.

With Phenomic, you can build 100% SEO friendly website which also offers lightning-fast UX. It supports JAMStack.

Hugo

Hugo introduces itself as the world’s fastest framework for website building. It is an open source static site generator that offers amazing flexibility and speed. It also supports modern web development methodology.

Hugo supports fast development and can be installed in a few commands. It also works on different platforms such as FreeBSD, Linux, Windows, and others. Last, but not the last, it can be hosted on CDN or any server.

Features

  • Good documentation
  • Hugo offers Go-based templating feature
  • Offers 100s of themes
  • Shortcode and Markdown support
  • Robust content management

Jekyll

Jekyll is a static website and blog generator. It lets developers transform their plain text into a static site. Jekyll is also simple, and you can get started with it in seconds. Not only that, you can deploy GitHub Pages using Jekyll.

Jekyll supports HTML, CSS, Markdown, and other modern technology. You can also migrate your blog thanks to supporting for categories, pages, permalinks and so on.

Features

  • One of the most popular static website generator.
  • Get up and running in seconds
  • GitHub Pages support Jekyll which means free hosting
  • Great documentation
  • Simple to use