Gatsby Starter Voyager

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Gatsby Starter Voyager is a feature-rich Gatsby starter blog. Check out the demo! And here is the source.

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:

  • React
  • Gatsby
  • 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!