May 10, 2019
Theming and live preview: the most important features of a classic CMS now available also in Gatsby.
This is the third post in a series of three.
A hiatus can introduce pain in restarting work on old projects. Frameworks change quickly. Now let’s see how the React ecosystem handles this.
Gatsby made two great features in the last period: theming and live previews.
With Themes one can assembly Gatsby sites from pre-existing parts. Import a core blog engine, import the marketing website module, or a landing page module — and voila!
I guess this feature will help people to considerably speed up the development process by re-using code written for earlier projects. Great news, Gatsby!
With Live preview editors can preview their work as they got used to with classic CMSs like WordPress: write a post and preview before publish.
Before Live preview the editor had to wait the site to be compiled first, then a preview become available. In sites with many pages (thousands?) this could take minutes.
Gatsby is gradually adding what was best in old CMSs still keeping it’s edge — incorporating what’s best on the front-end.
For more and more people — content creators, static site developers — it will be a fully viable alternative replacing … eh WordPress.
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