I built a new little site! It's a site for listing upcoming conferences in the world of front-end web design and development. In years past (like 2017), Sarah Drasner took up this daunting job. We used a form for new conference submissions, but it was still a rather manual task of basically manually editing a blog post. I wanted to keep doing this, as I think it's valuable to have a simple reference page for conferences in our niche … Read article
Here are two ways to build a site (abstractly) that feel diametrically opposed to me:
- Build a site as statically-generated. A build process runs in which
JAMstack sites are often seen as being static. A more accurate mental model for them would be that they are sites which have the ability to be hosted statically. The difference might seem semantic, but thanks to the rise of many tools and services which simplify running a build and deploying to static hosting infrastructure, such sites can feel much fresher and dynamic than you might imagine, while still capable of being served from static hosting infrastructure, with all … Read article
A huge high-five and welcome to Netlify for the sponsorship this week.
If you haven't heard of Netlify, the big thing you should know is that it's web hosting, but more than that. It's web hosting with the developer workflow squarely at heart. You can spin up a site on Netlify in literally seconds. One way is through their robust CLI. Another way, that I find very comfortable (and just did the other day), is to log into the Netlify … Read article
In our previous proof-of-concept demo, we built a bare bones admin for generating a web page with the ability to edit some text on the page and set the site title and description. For this next demo, we build on our example and add rich text editing and image upload capabilities.… Read article
I talk a lot about static site generators, but always about using static site generators. In most cases, it may seem like a black box. I create a template and some Markdown and out comes a fully formed HTML page. Magic!
But what exactly is a static site generator? What goes on inside that black box? What kind of voodoo is this?
In this post, I want to explore all of the parts that make up a static site generator. … Read article
Static Site Website Generators have been getting increasingly popular within the last 2 years. Much has been written (like this and this) and there have been many great open source projects and even funded companies launched to help you get up and running.
What if I told you that you could build a Static Site Generator with your own custom CMS without the need for a database? Not just that, but we can get to Hello World! in under … Read article
In this final post of our series on CSS Modules, I’ll be taking a look at how to make a static React site with the thanks of Webpack. This static site will have two templates: a homepage and an about page with a couple of React components to explain how it works in practice.… Read article