A couple of weeks ago we (Bejamas) published beginners guide to static site generators. A comprehensive overview of the top, most popular SSGs on the market. For each one, we’ve covered its history and state of the project at the moment. The best features and strengths. Ecosystem and most popular websites built with SSG in question. And finally how to start a basic project and deploy it.
With speed and performance being one of the key selling points for jamstack I was, as usual, interested in the performance scores of those websites we chose to showcase for each of the SSGs mentioned in the post. The results:
As you can see Eleventy, followed by Bridgetown, on average, has the best results. But the thing is, and I can't emphasize this enough, it really depends on each use case ie the complexity of the website in question.
Still, SSG space looks promising :-)
What would be your takeaway from this? Would love to get some feedback. Let's discuss it in the comment section below👇