When comparing Svbtle vs Hexo, the Slant community recommends Hexo for most people. In the question“What are the best solutions for a personal blog?” Hexo is ranked 5th while Svbtle is ranked 8th.
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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 Fast and easy to use
Pro Generating a blog is pretty fast
Generating a new blog with Hexo is generally really fast. Hexo truly lives up to it's name as a simple and fast static website generator.
Pro Deployment is easy and fast
Hexo built sites can be easily deployed to Github pages, Heroku, Openshift (custom cartridge needs to be setup) or any other custom solution (just copy over the
public folder). Any deployment is as simple as editing the
_config.yml file and running the
Pro Complete and helpful documentation
Hexo's documentation is very thorough and helpful, especially for people who are just starting with it.
Pro Constantly updated and actively maintained
Hexo's repository in GitHub is very active and it's actively being maintained. Updates are released every two or three months.
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 Relatively large community but the majority is non-english speakers
Hexo has a relatively large following and community, especially in China. While this is certainly a positive, many developers who do not know chinese would be unable to follow all the guides and tutorials out there written by their chineses counterparts.