Jekyll VS Nanoc

Compare Jekyll vs Nanoc and see what are their differences.


:globe_with_meridians: Jekyll is a blog-aware static site generator in Ruby (by jekyll)
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Jekyll Nanoc
245 3
47,539 2,066
0.5% 0.1%
8.7 0.0
25 days ago about 1 month ago
Ruby Ruby
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Jekyll. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-10-18.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Nanoc. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-02.
  • The Open Source Story - Open Sourcing RudderStack Blog and Docs
    7 projects | | 2 Sep 2021
    When we decided to open-source our blog and docs, we were spoilt for choices. Today there are multiple well-supported and fully-featured frameworks for open-source content creation. Some of the options that we considered were Ghost, Jekyll, Hugo, Nanoc, and Gatsby. There are even more frameworks beyond these, and each tool has its pros and cons. Which one do we recommend? Well, we don’t. The best tool for you is the one that fulfills your requirements.
  • What do you use for public publishing your Zettlekasten?
    2 projects | /r/Zettelkasten | 9 Jul 2021
    My websites use a static site generator, that means I have folders of Markdown files and they get converted by this program to HTML. (I'm using nanoc for nearly a decade, but other generators work fine. I like Ruby, so that's why I never tried any of the new JS stuff.) I don't just hit publish on my whole Zettelkasten, but that would work as well if you point your static site generator to your note archive.
  • Creating a minimalist blog with Jekyll Now
    12 projects | | 11 Apr 2021
    Last time I was evaluating static site generators, Dimples and Nanoc both stood out for this recent-updates reason, among other personal criteria.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Jekyll and Nanoc you can also consider the following projects:

Hugo - The world’s fastest framework for building websites.

Pelican - Static site generator that supports Markdown and reST syntax. Powered by Python.

Middleman - Hand-crafted frontend development

Bridgetown - A next-generation progressive site generator & fullstack framework, powered by Ruby

Hexo - A fast, simple & powerful blog framework, powered by Node.js.

Lektor - The lektor static file content management system

Nikola - A static website and blog generator

Docusaurus - Easy to maintain open source documentation websites.

Next.js - The React Framework

eleventy 🕚⚡️ - A simpler site generator. Transforms a directory of templates (of varying types) into HTML.

obsidian-html - :file_cabinet: A simple tool to convert an Obsidian vault into a static directory of HTML files.