Hugo vs Quarto: Which One is Better for 2024?

Hugo Blox Team

Should I use Hugo or Quarto to make my personal website in 2024?

A comparison between Hugo (the application which generates Hugo Blox sites) and Posit’s Quarto product.

Open Sourceβœ…βœ…
LanguageGoHaskell, JS, Lua
Restrictive GPLv2 license?βŒβœ…
Commercial, profit-driven organization?βŒβœ…
New project with many breaking changes leading to broken sites?βŒβœ…
Flexibility to design any kind of site?βœ…βŒ
Fast website generation?βœ…βŒ
Complex Installation/DependenciesβŒβœ…
Non-Standard, proprietary page format (.qmd)?βŒβœ…
Optimized SEO?βœ…βŒ
Run R code within Markdown?βŒβœ…
Well established community for support?βœ…βŒ
GitHub Stars70,0002,000
GitHub Contributors77699
GitHub LinkHugoQuarto
Best forEveryone: all-around performance, design, and SEOStatisticians who need to run R code in their site rather than just display code snippets

Are you an R Statistician? Did you know Hugo has an integration with RStudio, so you can directly write in RMarkdown or Jupyter Notebook, without having to install complex Haskell-based software such as Quarto?