Happy May, friends!
The past month was a whirlwind! We officially launched our Contentful Developer Showcase to highlight amazing projects from the community and we released the highly anticipated Rich Text tables. We also scheduled some exciting events for the coming months, where we hope to connect with you.
Shall we jump into things?
We launched a Developer Showcase!
Over the years, some amazing things have been built using Contentful. We thought it was high time we created a space to show them off, so we built a Developer Showcase — which we hope you’ll consider submitting a project to.
We’re looking for everything from apps, websites, developer tools, hardware builds, blog posts, videos, or even something no one’s thought of yet.
For everyone submitting something to the showcase, we’ll be offering future ways to collaborate, such as live streams, videos, blog posts, and more. There’s also a chance that your submission will be featured in an upcoming newsletter, so keep an eye out!
What’s the best API-first, Next.js CMS solution?
Looking for an overview of Next.js? Curious how it pairs with a CMS like Contentful? This blog post by Contentful Marketing Campaign Manager Agnes Emri summarizes the benefits of Next.js and how to start using it with Contentful.
Figma UI Forma 36 kit
We just released a Figma UI kit for Forma 36, our open-source design system. The kit includes design variants, new styles, and exciting interactive components.
Contentful delivers secure and low-latency media files worldwide using Amazon CloudFront and Lambda@Edge
In this Amazon-featured blog post, Leonardo Freitas dos Santos, Contentful Software Engineer, discusses the challenges of delivering assets and how Contentful uses Amazon CloudFront with Lambda@Edge to address them.
There’s a lot on our agenda in the upcoming weeks. Before we get to that, let’s review a few of our recently recorded webinars:
Accelerate site speed with Contentful and Vercel — A coding walkthrough of how Next.js and Contentful work together.
Parachute Home’s ecommerce tech stack secrets for modernizing and scaling — An interview with Parachute and Vercel on how they used Contentful to increase Parachute’s site speed by 60% in one month.
Growing your CMS with the App Framework — A demonstration of how to build apps and customize your Contentful experience using the App Framework.
Why headless, why now? With Gatsby & Contentful — A discussion about headless content management and the benefits of using Gatsby with Contentful.
Here’s a look at the conferences we’ll be speaking at next month:
RenderATL — Contentful is proud to be a culture and inclusion scholarship sponsor this year. On June 1, Brittany Walker (That’s me! Your newsletter writer!) is leading a workshop on headless content management and Contentful. During the workshop, we will build a music-themed project. If you are attending, I’d love to meet you!
Visit our developer events page to stay up to date on other exciting events.
Links we like
Want a quick summary of your GitHub activity? Harshil Agrawal, Developer Advocate, created a tool called GitHub Wrap that summarizes your activity in 2021 including commits, pull requests, issues, and new repos.
How to Speak with Remix
Create tables in the Rich Text Editor
We added tables to our Rich Text Editor so you can build tables from scratch or copy and paste them into your Contentful space. The editor even makes it easy to add rows and columns, format text, add links, and embed Contentful entries. Check out our course on how to set up and render tables to get started.
Managing releases in Launch just got a lot easier
We released an updated UI for our Launch app, which helps you structure and schedule releases of your content.
Customize Compose for your spaces
Join our team!
If scaling products and working on busy GraphQL endpoints is your thing, let’s talk! Costa Coffee, Rapha, EA, and thousands of other companies use Contentful daily. As we scale to support the world's leading API-first content platform, we’re hiring for these roles:
Check out our careers page to stay up to date on open roles — feel free to apply or make referrals. We’d love to have you on our team!
That’s it for May — have fun!
Visit our developer portal for even more news. The portal also houses developer blog posts, videos, and tutorials. As always, feel free to contact us on Slack or Twitter to let us know how we can better support your awesome builds.