When comparing Sett 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 1st while Sett is ranked 24th. 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 Discoverable Content
With Sett, one doesn't feel like an island in isolation. There is an active community of bloggers who's content is easy to find
Pro Promises an audience
Sett is focused on bringing community attention and participation to their users articles.
Pro Zero setup required
You only need to provide your e-mail address to create a blog and start writing.
Pro Track stats
Sett allows easy tracking of visitors, subscribers and comments.
Pro Advanced blogging tools
Sett can queue your posts (automatically and manually) to be published at a later time and using a WYSIWYG editor. You can set the permalink to what you want by hand, order posts into categories and exchange private messages.
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 Can use HTML to set up your page templates, and markdown for your blog posts
Pro Has a built in server
You can spin up a static server at localhost:4000 by running
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 Promises an audience?
Need more traction
Con It's slow for sites with a lot of posts
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.