When comparing Silvrback 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 Silvrback is ranked 15th. 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 Excellent blog layout
There is no clutter and it's easy to read.
Pro Real-time post preview feature
You can view your end-result right as you're writing.
Pro Markdown support
You can use Markdown syntax to write your articles.
Pro Great user interface
It is intuitive, does not get in the way of writing or reading.
Pro Custom favicon support
Favicon is the icon in the address bar next to the URL. Most places with a subdomain only allow their own icon. Silvrback allows you your own.
Pro Supports custom domains
You can set up and use your own domain name.
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 Image headers have a very awkward size
Lots of time wasted on finding something suitable.
Con No Two Factor authentication
Con No free or ad-supported option
Annual or monthly subscription only.