Sapper VS Gatsby

Compare Sapper vs Gatsby and see what are their differences.


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Sapper Gatsby
26 162
7,154 51,560
0.1% 0.8%
7.0 9.9
24 days ago 4 days ago
TypeScript JavaScript
MIT License MIT License
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For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Sapper. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-07.
  • How I Redesigned My Website With SvelteKit | 2021-10-07
    So after using Sapper for some time, I decided to move my website to SvelteKit. I remember saying that I would not move to SvelteKit till they hit version 1 but the framework looks too promising. It had features which I needed and those features weren't in Sapper.
  • Journey to Svelte (through Gatsby) | 2021-09-22
    By that time, we had some troubles with virtual dom itself in our custom rich text editor that we based on slate - it was getting a bit laggy when creating huge financial documents (they usually have enormous tables and a lot of infographics) -so we were already thinking about other options and that’s where svelte comes into the light - especially sapper which was de facto default framework to be used with svelte at that time (SvelteKit wasn’t even announced).
  • Deploying Sapper application to | 2021-09-03
    Sapper is a framework for building web applications of all sizes, with a beautiful development experience and flexible filesystem-based routing. It is the predecessor of Sveltekit.
  • Conheça o que são as siglas CSR, SSR e SSG | 2021-08-27
    Sapper - ecossistema Svelte
  • I'm building a web app that aims to combine features from CodePen, Reddit, Medium,, and Stack Overflow | 2021-07-10
    Lol I won’t, and to answer your question, it’s built using sapper:
  • Sveltekit - to use or not to use? | 2021-07-09
    I maintain a Svelte Starter Kit and all I had to do between several updates is change the layout file names, simplify the hooks, and convert the config file extensions. If you're learning Svelte in 2021, you shouldn't miss learning it, as it's "the missing CLI" and the svelte team's favoured project structure, to build full-stack server rendered and static sites, with File/Folder based routing, focus on server-less with adapters, API routes, and good baked-in conventions and constructs to support common web app needs. It's a successor to Sapper which served the aforementioned needs, with exception of adapters, which is special/unique(with no officially provided parallels in Next.js/Nuxt ecosystems yet) way to make vendor-agnostic, server-less first deployment concern a seamlessly integrated part of the framework.
  • Javascript's import vs require? | 2021-05-28
    Since Node v12, ES modules has been enabled by default. Hence my use of '.mjs' to run my file including a node module. Another way to resolve this issue is to use import with Node.js, you have to edit the package.json to 'type':'module'. However, using this caused my Sapper server to crash since it wasn't supported, as the rollup file outputs the format to commonjs Explained in (this GitHub issue).
  • planning to learn svelte for front-end, need advice | 2021-05-23
    I am not sure whether or not they help you, but both and are open source. both of those projects are built on sapper, not svelte-kit, but a quick look at should be enough to see what changed. (both of those make heavy use of markdown files so I don't know how helpful they are, also if you need help translating something from sapper to svelte-kit just reply and I'll probably be able to help)
  • Difference between SSR, SSG, CSR and SPA | 2021-04-11
    SSR (Server Side Rendering): the process of receiving a request from the client, e.g: a user goes to to load the homepage, and returning a rendered version of the webpage with all the needed info and data to load it as fast as possible. Examples of this are [NextJS](, [NuxtJS](, [Angular Universal](, [SvelteKit]( (currently in Beta) and [Sapper]( (currently going deprecated);
  • Getting my SvelteKit website on Netlify | 2021-04-10
    But wait a minute? The local version is not working anymore? Apparently, Vite, the local build tool, did not like it when I moved the packages. After trying several things, I gave up. As SvelteKit is still in beta, community resources are scarce. I did found a few Sapper examples, the predecessor of SvelteKit, using the adapter-static. Success! Well... kind of.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Gatsby. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-21.
  • Are we doomed to keep having to use 90's technology forever? | 2021-10-22
    Well with tools like gatsby or next you can use react and generate static pages that take over as react pages once loaded. The user experience is generally really good that way. Look at gatsby's website its pretty snappy
  • Thinking outside the box: An online resume with Docz | 2021-10-21
    Docz is a Gatsby-based project that simplifies the process of documenting other projects without worrying about configuration, speed and support. | 2021-10-21
    If you get an error ERROR #98123 while trying to run the development server, just delete your yarn.lock or package-json.lock and the node_modules folder and install the dependencies again.
  • Build times in a statically generated site | 2021-10-20
    One problem we did run into while hitting our timeout was Node running out of memory. We likely hit this problem since we pushed a lot of changes all at once. In reality this isn't a Gatsby problem, more of a Node problem. It just happens to affect a lot of Gatsby users, as you can find the issue and solution here. | 2021-10-20
    There are a variety of options for choosing a Static Site Generator and a host for your site. For reference, I will list some options below, but for the purposes of this blog post I will refer to Gatsby hosted on Netlify, as that's what we use for this site!
  • Using Typescript to Auto-Generate Documentation | 2021-10-18
    The AG Grid documentation site is written in Gatsby and is a combination of Markdown and custom React components. With this setup it is convenient to access information from JSON files.If we can produce a JSON representation of our code interfaces then we will be able to extract the relevant definitions and transform it into Html via a custom component.
  • In July I had migrated to Gatsby4 - it's all slow now | 2021-10-16
    Gatsby4 is in beta. You should never upgrade to a beta with a site in production. You can file a bug ticket here if your topic is not already covered. | 2021-10-16
    So you maybe used a very old starter of mine and updated it from v2 to v3, not from v3 to v4. We also didn't see any degradation in speed, as we actually improved it. If you found a bug in the core framework, please file an issue at
  • What's So Great About Next.js? | 2021-10-15
    With pre-rendering---also called static rendering or static site generation (SSG)---the page is rendered during a build that occurs before the application is deployed, usually as part of a CI/CD build process. This was originally added as an option in Next.js 3 but the process was very manual. As of Next.js 6, routes became automatic for both SSR and SSG pages (though dynamic routes still need to provide paths programmatically via the getStaticPaths() method). Next.js 9 introduced a feature called "Automatic Static Optimization" that automatically determines if a page can be rendered as static. The ability to mix server-side rendered pages/routes and pre-rendered pages/routes was unique to Next.js and has since been adopted by other tools frameworks like Gatsby and Nuxt.
  • How to add a Google Font to your Gatsby + Tailwind project | 2021-10-12
    While I was building the first version of, I found myself having a hard time finding out on the internet how I could import a Google Font into my website that was using GatsbyJS and TailwindCSS. (and the tutorials I found all told me to install a dependency). With some trial and error I was finally able to achieve it and with this blog post I hope to make the job a lot easier for everybody that tries to do the same! It's incredibly easy to do it but since I haven't seen anyone mention it so clearly, why not do it myself?

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Sapper and Gatsby you can also consider the following projects:

SvelteKit - The fastest way to build Svelte apps

Svelte - Cybernetically enhanced web apps

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

awesome-svelte-kit - Awesome examples of SvelteKit in the wild

Vue.js - 🖖 Vue.js is a progressive, incrementally-adoptable JavaScript framework for building UI on the web.

material-ui - MUI (formerly Material-UI) is the React UI library you always wanted. Follow your own design system, or start with Material Design.

redwood - The App Framework for Startups

mozaik - Mozaïk is a tool based on nodejs / react / redux / nivo / d3 to easily craft beautiful dashboards

Gridsome - ⚡️ The Jamstack framework for Vue.js

craco - Create React App Configuration Override, an easy and comprehensible configuration layer for create-react-app

html-to-react-components - Converts HTML pages into React components

Scully - The Static Site Generator for Angular apps