Gatsby 101

In another episode of LEARN ALL THE THINGS, I am redoing my old portfolio site using Gatsby. Why not? I love React. I love easy things. I love cake. This includes almost all of those.

 

One thing that distracts me while following a tutorial is the onslaught of ideas as I progress. I’m currently working on changing up my portfolio to be a Gatsby site, but I am thinking now about making my Pure CSS Images site a Gatsby site. That’s being redone as a React site, but do I need full pure React for it? I don’t know. Or maybe I don’t need it to be fancy and full React but just working with React would be helpful. Hm.

 

What do I want to do first:
  • simple pages that do not do much other than present a div and p or two or three
  • pages that map over data
  • style (keep it CSSimple or learn the Sass plugin)?

I don’t know how people switch around their portfolios. I’m not a UX person. I do not want to spend hours on a pixel to the left or right of some div. That’s not my bailiwick. While I do not want my site to be dull, the UX part of it is not what I want to spend time on. Gatsby at least allows me to deal with JavaScript. I see a bigger problem in figuring out how to style it. No, I don’t want to have it win an award, but I don’t want a blocky site because I can’t style in Gatsby.

Mmmm. I smell a challenge.

Side Note: Grammarly cannot deal with React.

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