How to build a blogging site with Gatsby

Build a blogging site with Gatsby

Frameworks like React only send JavaScript down to clients, which is then used to create the elements onscreen. The HTML that loads on the page is minimal, as all of the content is generated on the client side after everything has loaded.

In projects that have dynamic data, such as a blog or a shop, the JavaScript has to come down first before any other data can be fetched. Even when using speed-boosting techniques such as code splitting, if the bundle fails to download, the entire site will stop working.

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Matt Crouch

Matt Crouch is a front end developer who uses his knowledge of React, GraphQL and Styled Components to build online platforms for award-winning startups across the UK. He has written a range of articles and tutorials for net and Web Designer magazines covering the latest and greatest web development tools and technologies.