Choosing Hugo Over DocPad
Standardized Markdown provides portability.
I love the flexibility of static generated sites. I can create content easily while I also develop the logical structure of the components and their taxonomical relations. Most of that is provided by Markdown, including the YAML front-matter. So the static generator just needs to be easy to start and extend, and it also needs to be sustainable. It doesn’t make sense to invest in learning how to use a static site generator that is not being actively used by a community of people.