When comparing Svbtle vs Hugo, the Slant community recommends Hugo for most people. In the question“What are the best solutions for a personal blog?” Hugo is ranked 5th while Svbtle is ranked 10th. The most important reason people chose Hugo is:
Code can be viewed [on GitHub](http://github.com/spf13/hugo).
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 Zero setup required
As soon as you sign-up for the service, you are ready to start writing.
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 Custom domain support
You can choose a svbtle.com subdomain or your own domain.
Pro Open-source and free
Code can be viewed on GitHub.
Pro Single Binary - Cross Platform
Pro No dependencies
All other SSGs expect you to have a full toolchain setup for their language. Hugo is written in Go and distributed as an executable for unix, linux, windows and mac. Just download and run.
Pro Clean workflow
Create your new site, run the Hugo server, edit. Lather, rinse, repeat. Hugo stays out of the way.
Pro Good documentation
Pro Many themes available
Pro Draft mode
Allows you to see changes in real time.
Pro Easy to add new content types, data files, and taxonomies
Pro Very active community
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.