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How To Create a Blog With Gatsby

Daniele Fontani
Originally published at betterprogramming.pub ・1 min read

A headless CMS is an emerging solution for implementing websites. With that said, there is a point where you have to place the “head” (i.e. start rendering data and display it to the user). In most applicative contexts, having a traditional single-page application is enough. So you can implement your Angular or React app, and that’s all.

In public websites or e-commerce, you also need to have web pages for SEO and indexing purposes. To satisfy this need, tools like Gatsby come to our aid with server-side rendering (SSR). This approach overcomes all the problems of classic websites based on on-demand output computation. Moreover, they work with static generated files, which is very SEO-friendly. Basically, you can write an SPA and generate all the web pages to be consumed as static files. This approach gives the best performance, requires low resources, and allows for a great user experience.
In this article, we will cover the most important principles of headless by implementing a simple blog.

This example is educational because it covers the most important topics and will let you start to develop a headless solution on your own. This is the roadmap for our journey into the headless world:

  1. Introducing the headless CMS
  2. Creating the environment
  3. Installing the blog from a template
  4. Discovering how the blog works

So, let’s start and Read the full article!

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