Charge alternatives and similar modules
Based on the "Static Site Generators" category.
Alternatively, view Charge alternatives based on common mentions on social networks and blogs.
7.2 0.0 L5 Charge VS AssembleGet the rocks out of your socks! Assemble makes you fast at web development! Used by thousands of projects for rapid prototyping, themes, scaffolds, boilerplates, e-books, UI components, API documentation, blogs, building websites/static site generator, an alternative to Jekyll for gh-pages and more! Gulp- and grunt-friendly.
6.8 1.5 Charge VS DocPadEmpower your website frontends with layouts, meta-data, pre-processors (markdown, jade, coffeescript, etc.), partials, skeletons, file watching, querying, and an amazing plugin system. DocPad will streamline your web development process allowing you to craft powerful static sites quicker than ever before.
6.0 1.5 Charge VS gray-matterSmarter YAML front matter parser, used by metalsmith, Gatsby, Netlify, Assemble, mapbox-gl, phenomic, and many others. Simple to use, and battle tested. Parses YAML by default but can also parse JSON Front Matter, Coffee Front Matter, TOML Front Matter, and has support for custom parsers.
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Do you think we are missing an alternative of Charge or a related project?
Yeah, I know, another static site generator. Let me be clear, I really did not want to make a static site generator. It’s really the very last thing I wanted to do.
- Zero configuration
- Templating via JSX and MDX
- React renders server-side, not client-side
- Write futuristic CSS with PostCSS
- Live-reloading development server
- Rebuilds the minimum files necessary
- Dynamic pages (coming soon)
- Stellar documentation ✨
You can find the Charge documentation on the website.
How is Charge different from GatsbyJS?
Gatsby is really cool, but it’s very different than Charge, with two particularly large differences.
Gatsby is configuration over convention. It can be used to build complex web applications, but because of that it can be very difficult to understand how to use it. You’ll need to know how to use Webpack, which personally gives me nightmares. It’s likely that you’ll need to spend time learning other tools and then configuring and tweaking Gatsby before you can use it for your site. Charge is convention over configuration. In fact, it has no configuration, it “just works”.
More practically, Gatsby is great if you’re building a large, complex website and want lots of control over how you build it. Charge is probably better if you’re building a small website and don’t want to waste time fiddling with configurations and cobbling different tools together.
If you’d like to see everything in practice, check out these sites using Charge.
Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/brandonweiss/charge.
The package is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.
*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Charge README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.