Improve your React JS skills and increase your value as a front-end developer 💵
- "Gatsby lets you build blazing fast sites with your data, whatever the source. Liberate your sites from legacy CMSs and fly into the future."
In this course we'll be building a Gatsby site from a Contentful CMS data source, style our app using styled-components, and deploying to Gatsby Cloud!
Level-up your React skillset by learning Gatsby.js with a Contentful CMS backend! Gatsby JS uses React JS and GraphQL to generate and build static pages from a given dataset. This course will look at setting up Contentful as a headless CMS while using GatsbyJS to generate a blazing-fast server-rendered React website from Contentful data, such as pages, menus, media, (and more!) using GraphQL to query that data.
We'll be creating a landing page website with a paginated blog section and contact page in this course, looking at initial setup and development of Gatsby JS and Contentful locally, creating React components in Gatsby based on Contentful data, and querying Contentful data with GraphQL to automatically generate our static pages.
No landing page is complete without a contact form so we'll be creating a contact page in Gatsby where we can update our form fields within Contentful and use Formspree to capture our user's email address and various other details.
We'll look at how we can query Contentful data with GraphQL using the GraphiQL browser tool. Once we're familiar and comfortable developing with GatsbyJS and Contentful, we'll progress onto setting up and deploying a live website using Gatsby Cloud that re-builds our static web pages every time we update content in our Contentful backend, as well as allowing us to preview changes before publishing them using Gatsby Cloud Preview.
It's recommended you have rudimentary knowledge of React. We'll be covering everything else from Gatsby.js, Contentful, GraphQL, and styled-components!
Speed past the competition with Gatsby!
Gatsby.js builds the fastest possible website. Instead of waiting to generate pages when requested, Gatsby pre-builds pages and lifts them into a global cloud of servers (we'll be using Gatsby Cloud for this) - ready to be delivered instantly to your users wherever they are.
Some advantages of using Gatsby include:
- No waiting for API responses
- No waiting to render components based on requested data
- No loading spinners!
- No waiting for a server to compile a page to serve to the browser - these pages are already pre-compiled with Gatsby and ready to serve instantly to your users!
We certainly cover a lot in this Gatsby course!