Gatsby Starter Voyager
Why did I do it?
My wife wanted a blog. She set one up on Wix, and I tried to help her with a bunch of things (commenting, mailchimp integration, custom design, etc). While tools like Wix are nice for non-technical users, for developers like myself, they're frustrating. Doing basic things is too difficult -if possible.
While she was happy enough with it, I couldn't stand it, so I set out to build something better that I had full control over. This was the result.
What did I learn?
While I've done a bit of full-stack development over the years, most of my experience has been on the back-end (Java), so I took this opportunity to learn some modern front-end techs & tools:
- Tachyons CSS
- Responsive, mobile-first design
- And a bunch of other things every site needs (SEO, Mailchimp integration, RSS feed, social sharing links, performance & lighthouse scores)
I put in some extra effort to make this starter easy to get up and running with. The code is clean and the README is extensive. Hope you find it helpful!