Here is why:
- It comes as a binary file that runs on pretty much any platform. A single file… without a list of dependencies
- I could stop with the last reason and it would be enough… but I have to say that the file tree used in hugo is simple, and simple is beautiful. As Einstein once said:
“Make things as simple as possible, but not simpler.”
- It is written in googles go language… so it is fast and portable.
- It is closely tied to git so it can easily be used on github and for version maintence.
- it builds a clean directory [./public/] for the full site deploy and this can be rsync’d to where ever you like. or … just git push it to hithub and use something like netlify.com to host from your github!
- No frustrating version incompatiblities (or at least very minimal) - unlike jekyll which seemed to break on me every few months.
- hugo is relatively mature and has a huge developer backing.
- configurable and changed without challenges
- lots of themes to choose from
- as the Hugo websites states - it makes the web fun again…
- Did I mention that it is a single executable file?