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JAMstack vs Isomorphic Server Side Rendering

The JAMstack runs against all that is Isomorphic JavaScript. It encourages the separation of code between your client and your API while leveraging the use of microservices. At the core, if your site is serving static content, it is exposing your site to fewer vulnerabilities. Sites are …

By Brian Douglas in Opinions & Insights

How to do redirects on Netlify

You can configure redirects and rewrite rules for your Netlify site by adding a _redirects file to the root of your site folder (note, if you’re running a build command, the _redirects file should end up in the folder you’re deploying. It’s not enough to have on in the root of your …

By Brian Douglas in Guides & Tutorials

Adding Algolia DocSearch to Netlify CMS

Adding search to JAMstack sites is a new thing for me but not a new thing for Algolia. Algolia is a hosted search tool that provides lightning fast search results. I decided to give Algolia a try for our new Netlify CMS documentation and discovered their DocSearch solution.

By Brian Douglas in Tools & Services

A 2.0 Grid System

Kicking off this Design Series with our grid system — the building blocks, the scale that will be used to make a lot of layout decisions, keep a coherent look throughout the app, and make implementation a lot more simple.

By Rafael Conde in Opinions & Insights

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