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Smashing Magazine just got 10x faster

There was a modern web renaissance taking place and Smashing planned to be a part of it. After learning their site could be 6x faster if they took advantage of a global CDN, Smashing made the decision to choose the JAMstack and partnered with Netlify to get the job done.

By Chris Bach in Opinions & Insights

Common JavaScript functions with Lodash

There are some things in JavaScript that seem tedious to write. When I first started learning the language a few years back, I found a few common functions like shuffle and range that are included in the Ruby and Python API, but are just not available with JavaScript. Luckily there are …

By Brian Douglas in Guides & Tutorials

Ep. #7, DraftJS & Rich Text Editing On The Web

In this episode of JAMstack Radio, Brian Douglas and Mathias Biilmann of Netlify are joined by Serverless’ Nik Graf, co-creator of DraftJS Plugins. On the agenda for this discussion is the emergence of new and better rich-text editors, and how React has changed the game for front-end …

By Brian Douglas in Tools & Services

An Open Source Tale

Netlify loves open source and shows that through a variety of initiatives. From spear-heading our own projects, to offering a Pro plan to OS projects, we believe OS is imperative to the future of the modern web category.

By Cassandra Salisbury in News & Announcements

Try Out GraphQL

GraphQL is an open source query language from Facebook to connect APIs to Frontend applications. GraphQL provides a complete and understandable description of the data in your API and gives clients the power to ask for exactly what they need and nothing more.

By Brian Douglas in Tools & Services

Ep. #6, Style Guides at Airbnb

In the sixth episode of JAMstack Radio, Netlify’s Brian Douglas and Cassandra Salisbury are joined by Airbnb Frontend Engineer Harrison Shoff for a discussion on linters, what makes for a good style guide and why they are so important for growing engineering teams.

By Brian Douglas in Tools & Services

Unveiling: Netlify News

Best practices on building, deploying and maintaining websites is changing tremendously fast right now.  Therefore it has always been one of our goals as a company is to provide plenty of compelling, useful material for our users to choose from.

By Eli Williamson in News & Announcements

Prerendering Explained

Prerendering is a process to preload all elements on the page in preparation for a web crawler to see it. This is very important tool for Single Page JavaScript applications where SEO is needed.

By Brian Douglas in Tools & Services

Ep. #4, The Serverless Framework & AWS Lambda

In Episode 4 of JAMstack Radio, Brian and Ryan are joined by engineer David Wells who explains the Serverless Framework and automation using AWS Lambda. The three cover topics including potential pain points of complex microservices, advantages of event-driven architectures, and writing …

By Brian Douglas in Opinions & Insights

Ep. #3, Designing For The Modern Web

Join Brian and Rafael Conde in episode 3 of JAMstack Radio as they share their stories of designing and coding for the modern web. The two discuss how both web design and code are evolving at an increasing rate, the proliferation of fantastic build tools, frameworks, and languages, and …

By Brian Douglas in Opinions & Insights

Introducing Our Domain Dashboard

Buying a domain is easy, but when it comes connecting your DNS, things can get confusing. Netlify prides itself in being a tool that offers one-click continuous deploys and are unveiling a new feature today which makes the DNS connection just as simple.

By Brian Douglas in News & Announcements