A beginner's guide to creating a static site using React, Gatsby, Contentful and Netlify

For the past decade, my go-to choice of CMS for client and personal projects has been Wordpress. In fact, apart from one embarassing and short-lived design forum called Lethal GFX which used PHPBB, almost everything I've built has used it. Recently, I've been teaching myself React and wanted to rebuild my personal Wordpress site using my new-found React skills. Let me share a beginner's guide to how I spun up my personal site using Gatsby, Contentful and Netlify.

Sim Ahmed, on Aug 17, 2018

Contentful August developer update

In this post, we’re covering our latest changes, favorite UI Extension, and articles from the past month.

Shy Ruparel, on Aug 15, 2018

Develop, edit & deploy websites entirely in the cloud with the CodeSandbox, Contentful and Netlify trio

Setting up a development machine can be a tedious process. Building software products relies heavily on things like your favorite editor or IDE to be productive, and it depends on installed dependencies like databases, shell programs or servers to actually run and update your software. Good news – you can develop websites, make them editable and later deploy them from any computer using powerful online services.

Stefan Judis, on Aug 7, 2018

An extremely picky developer's take on static site generators for PHP: Part 2 - Jigsaw

In the first article of the series we took a look at Sculpin, the PHP static site generator which is currently the most starred on Github. Today we’re exploring Jigsaw, a tool which promises to bring a Laravel-based approach to the world of PHP static site generators (SSGs).

Davide Borsatto, on Aug 1, 2018

A Serverless alternative to WordPress

In all my career I always had to battle with a WordPress installation, first it was my personal blog then it was the public facing website of companies I worked for. It’s not in the scope of this post to elicit the flaws and fragility of the WordPress platform, but my main drivers as CTO of Labrador were...

Antonio Terreno, on Jul 23, 2018

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