ASK DN — Grav vs. Jekyll vs. Other

3 years ago from A P, Position @ Company

  • Jason EtcovitchJason Etcovitch, 3 years ago

    Craft is really excellent as a sort of standard CMS; you'll find that your knowledge of HTML and CSS will really get you far.

    In terms of a static site generator, I've only used Jekyll (and not paired with Forestry) and I have to say I love it to bits; if I could build every site with Jekyll I would. It's super easy to learn and is a great introduction to some standard templating concepts. However, it certainly has its limitations, and that's where Craft would work for me. I can go more in-depth on the limitations if you want, I just don't want to write one huge comment :P

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    • Scott Gallant, 3 years ago

      Jason, if you get around to it, I'd love to hear what you think about Forestry.io. Cheers!

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      • Jason EtcovitchJason Etcovitch, 3 years ago

        Hey Scott! I've almost started using Forestry like 15 times by now; it seems great, but with any thing-built-on-a-thing, I worry about features and ease-of-use getting lost. Not to say that Forestry is like that, I just haven't gotten around to trying it.

        The other thing is, I just really like writing in code. I have a lot of custom code for each post, so I don't really need it for my particular setup.

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      • Jason EtcovitchJason Etcovitch, 3 years ago

        I've actually remembered why I didn't pick it up; the preview was sending me an error with my Javascript file. I had emailed you personally about it but I just checked it and it's still occurring.

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