When comparing Svbtle vs Jekyll, the Slant community recommends Jekyll for most people. In the question“What are the best solutions for a personal blog?” Jekyll is ranked 2nd while Svbtle is ranked 10th. The most important reason people chose Jekyll is:
You can host your site with great stability and Jekyll support out of the box for free by using [GitHub pages](http://pages.github.com/).
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Clean writing experience
Svbtle encourages you to write down ideas as soon as they come to you and flesh them out as time goes by.
Pro Svbtle can provide an audience
You can get your post featured ensuring that it will be read.
Pro Kudos system
Intended for appreciating a post. Works by holding a mouse over a circle for 2 seconds, impossible to cancel.
Pro Markdown support
Markdown is a plain text formatting syntax designed so that it can be human-readable and easily converted to HTML. Markdown allows HTML code.
Pro Clean design
Svbtle has a beautiful, minimalist aesthetic - no clutter, all focus towards comfortably reading what's written.
Pro Zero setup required
As soon as you sign-up for the service, you are ready to start writing.
Pro Custom domain support
You can choose a svbtle.com subdomain or your own domain.
Pro GitHub Pages offers free hosting with a github.io subdomain
You can host your site with great stability and Jekyll support out of the box for free by using GitHub pages.
Pro Has a built in server
You can spin up a static server at localhost:4000 by running
Pro Can use HTML to set up your page templates, and markdown for your blog posts
Pro Code highlighting with pygments
Jekyll has Pygments code highlighting built in so you can create syntax highlighted code blocks on your blog.
Pro Excels at blogging
Jekyll pages are structured by posts, which makes it easier to build a blog.
Pro Decent documentation
Link to docs
Pro Import your existing blog from many sources
Jekyll supports importing from many dynamic blog engines:
- Drupal 6
- Drupal 7
- Google Reader
- Movable Type
Pro Has built in watch mode
Watch mode will reconstruct the site as pages are updated which is great for testing.
Pro Large, active and helpful community
Thanks to it's popularity, Jekyll has a large and active community of users. This means there is plenty of learning material available for Jekyll and it's easy to find help from other users when needed.
Pro Customisable with data and collections
Can make sites very different from blogs but with a lot of pages by making templates using data and collections.
Con Not free
It costs 6$ per month.
Con No unicode character support
Writing in other languages that require utf-8 support is not possible.
Con No comments system
Svbtle has on way of leaving a comment. The only way of communicating with the author is via email or Twitter if he chooses to supply that information.
Con No real customization options
Accent color can be changed and that's about it.
Con Little Windows support
Windows is not an officially supported platform and setting it up on Windows requires a lot more tinkering than Linux or OSX.