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Wes Bos

Wes Bos

XL5G3 Full Stack JavaScript Developer. Creator of really good web development courses. BBQ enthusiast.

Scott Tolinski

Scott Tolinski

Web Developer, NX2V1, Creator of Level Up Tuts, Bboy, Robotops Crew and Youtuber

Playing: 150: Gatsby Themes



Jun 5th, 2019

Gatsby Themes

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In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk with Jason Lengstorf from the Gatsby team about Gatsby themes, and the future of Gatsby in general.

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Show Notes

2:18 - Jason Lengstorf - What do you do?

9:37 - Gatsby refresher

  • Gatsby is statically generated
  • gatsby-config.js file determines which plugins you use
  • gatsby-node.js allows us to hook into Gatsby at different points and do things like source content and dynamically create pages
  • gatsby-browser.js contains code that should hook into browser events

13:54 - Gatsby themes

  • Layouts in Gatsby are done the same way in React - simply create a component with children
  • How is this different than a plugin?
  • Is it a collection of plugins?
  • How do you share themes?
  • Can they include functionality (plugins?) Like Markdown rendering?
  • What about a theme that needs a UI once activated?
  • What about custom fields for Gatsby?
  • Do you foresee a marketplace like WordPress themes?
  • Are there some themes already out there?
  • What will come for themes soon?

34:07 - Questions about Gatsby

  • What do you think about WordPress?
  • E-commerce?
  • How do you make money?
  • Suggested way of doing dynamic things
  • What is the future of Gatsby?


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