When comparing Svbtle vs Gatsby JS, the Slant community recommends Gatsby JS for most people. In the question“What are the best solutions for a personal blog?” Gatsby JS is ranked 9th while Svbtle is ranked 12th.
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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 No page reload when navigating
Pro Based on React.js
Editing markup is phenomenally easy when you have components.
Pro A lot of plugins
Gatsby offers a lot of plugins to integrate tools like SASS, typescript, styled components, etc.
Pro Live reload
Every change you make can be almost immediately seen in a browser.
Pro Open Source
Pro Take content from any source
Gatsby can generate the pages with content from any sources like Drupal, Wordpress, Contentful, etc. If the source plugin is not coded for your solution, you can create it.
Pro A static site and a React app in one
The static pages are generated by Server Site Rendering of the React app. So you have all benefits of a static site, and all benefits of a React app, which is very powerful.
Pro GraphQL Data Layer
Pro A lot of examples
Gatsby have a lot of examples sites in his github repository.
Pro Very active development
Gatsby is very actively developed and the maintainers are very helpful.
Pro Beautiful out-of-the-box blog starters
Pro Built-in code and data splitting
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 A bit raw
You'll maybe have to tweak some JSX if you want something that's not covered by available themes.