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will desktop side rendering (DSR) be the next big thing for static websites ?

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thanks to @gaelthomas who wrote fastio static sites ive just discovered free static hosting from from gdrive or github repos

so that led me to thinking why dont i render a site locally on my desktop with node express pug react (babel & webkit) all running locally (in dev mode) and push index.html & bundle.js etc into a github repo for auto deployment on ie desktop side rendering (DSR) ?

i will start working on my DSR POC today and will post a link below if successful

link to POC added 16 jan 20 3:33

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Wow so that's the next step in the quest for maximum performance, not just "no rendering on the server needed" (as in static websites), but even "no internet connection needed" ... isn't this what PWA's are already capable of (caching stuff locally as much as possible) ?


Isn’t this what a static site generator does?


maybe ! can you post some examples you recommend ?


The most famous one for react is Gatsby but next can also export static pages

great thanks so i just need to point to the gatsby output dir ?

I guess that should work i don’t have much experience with gatsby but there are a lot of great posts on gatsby here on dev maybe some can point you in the right direction if you run into problems

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