Gatsby: Static Website, super optimized

Gatsby: Static Website, super optimized

For many websites a static site is absolutely sufficient. They offer a number of advantages: Undemanding hosting, secure against malicious content changes, short loading times. Various tools are available to generate these static pages. One of them is Gatsby, which is characterized by the optimization for low latency by creating the website as a so-called progressive web app: The first time you open it, only the required content is loaded to display the page. Further information is then saved in the browser in the background, so that further page changes are possible without waiting time.

Other innovations of the last years are used as well: React as component-based framework for the user interface, GraphQL as query language, Webpack for the bundling. In addition to static files, external sources or CMS can also be used for the content via APIs.

qnipp has built an atlas showing the childcare facilities of the Austrian state Burgenland using Gatsby (Kinderbetreuungsatlas der Arbeiterkammer Burgenland). He showed at the Linuxwuochen in Eisenstadt and Vienna the possibilities and shared his experiences.

The presentation is available for Download. This is the video in German language:

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