Metalsmith VS Brunch

Compare Metalsmith vs Brunch and see what are their differences.

Metalsmith

An extremely simple, pluggable static site generator. (by metalsmith)

Brunch

:fork_and_knife: Web applications made easy. Since 2011. (by brunch)
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Metalsmith Brunch
2 2
7,686 6,793
0.3% 0.1%
3.2 1.6
7 days ago 4 months ago
JavaScript JavaScript
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later MIT License
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Metalsmith

Posts with mentions or reviews of Metalsmith. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-14.
  • Why I built my own static site generator
    11 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 14 Oct 2021
    A static site generator I've been enjoying lately (and using for my blog) is Metalsmith: https://metalsmith.io/

    It feel like it's the best of both worlds, because it's simple to learn and customize, but there are plugins for the things you don't want to spend time writing yourself.

    For example, I'm using plugins to: check for broken links, generate an RSS feed, and run a test server with automatic reloading.

    But then I was able to easily add in my own code to handle relative links, generate Graphviz diagrams, and format dates.

    One other recommendation: I hated almost every template language I ran across (Hugo's, Liquid, Nunjucks, EJS), but I'm thrilled with the simplicity of Handlebars (https://handlebarsjs.com/), although it is a bit limiting and the "block helper with parameters" syntax is strange (perhaps an indicator that I'm trying to do too much in the templating language!).

  • Zola, A fast static site generator in a single binary
    11 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 5 Mar 2021
    I believe Metalsmith [1] is trying that approach

    [1] https://metalsmith.io/

Brunch

Posts with mentions or reviews of Brunch. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-03-20.
  • 🕵️Something new every now and then: Trying Brunch🍴
    4 projects | dev.to | 20 Mar 2021
    Alright! So, I head over to the Github repository to see if that thing is still active. Last commit on Feb 18th 2021. Sounds maintained. Issue count? 143 at the time I'm writing this. Perhaps I'll run into some of those, but hey: Don't say no until you've tried it, right?
    4 projects | dev.to | 20 Mar 2021
    So, the website looks promising:

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Metalsmith and Brunch you can also consider the following projects:

webpack - A bundler for javascript and friends. Packs many modules into a few bundled assets. Code Splitting allows for loading parts of the application on demand. Through "loaders", modules can be CommonJs, AMD, ES6 modules, CSS, Images, JSON, Coffeescript, LESS, ... and your custom stuff.

parcel - The zero configuration build tool for the web. 📦🚀

Rollup - Next-generation ES module bundler

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

docsify - 🃏 A magical documentation site generator.

InversifyJS - A powerful and lightweight inversion of control container for JavaScript & Node.js apps powered by TypeScript.

Snowpack - ESM-powered frontend build tool. Instant, lightweight, unbundled development. ✌️

Wintersmith - A flexible static site generator

browserify - browser-side require() the node.js way

Broccoli - Browser compilation library – an asset pipeline for applications that run in the browser

Phenomic

Assemble - Get the rocks out of your socks! Assemble makes you fast at web development! Used by thousands of projects for rapid prototyping, themes, scaffolds, boilerplates, e-books, UI components, API documentation, blogs, building websites/static site generator, an alternative to Jekyll for gh-pages and more! Gulp- and grunt-friendly.