🚀 Quick start
Prepare your local development environment by installing a few dependencies as well as gatsby-cli. Check out the Gatsby Quick Start for the most up-to-date dependency install info for your system of choice.
Clone the repo and install the application dependencies:
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:UI-Research/candidate-tax-matrix-2020.git cd candidate-tax-matrix-2020 npm install
Navigate into your new site’s directory and start it up.
cd candidate-tax-matrix-2020 gatsby develop
Open the source code and start editing!
Your site is now running at
Note: You'll also see a second link:
http://localhost:8000/___graphql. This is a tool you can use to experiment with querying your data. Learn more about using this tool in the Gatsby tutorial.
my-default-starterdirectory in your code editor of choice and edit
src/pages/index.js. Save your changes and the browser will update in real time!
🧐 What's inside?
A quick look at the top-level files and directories you'll see in a Gatsby project.
. ├── node_modules ├── src ├── .gitignore ├── .prettierrc ├── gatsby-browser.js ├── gatsby-config.js ├── gatsby-node.js ├── gatsby-ssr.js ├── LICENSE ├── package-lock.json ├── package.json └── README.md
/node_modules: This directory contains all of the modules of code that your project depends on (npm packages) are automatically installed.
/src: This directory will contain all of the code related to what you will see on the front-end of your site (what you see in the browser) such as your site header or a page template.
srcis a convention for “source code”.
.gitignore: This file tells git which files it should not track / not maintain a version history for.
.prettierrc: This is a configuration file for Prettier. Prettier is a tool to help keep the formatting of your code consistent.
gatsby-browser.js: This file is where Gatsby expects to find any usage of the Gatsby browser APIs (if any). These allow customization/extension of default Gatsby settings affecting the browser.
gatsby-config.js: This is the main configuration file for a Gatsby site. This is where you can specify information about your site (metadata) like the site title and description, which Gatsby plugins you’d like to include, etc. (Check out the config docs for more detail).
gatsby-node.js: This file is where Gatsby expects to find any usage of the Gatsby Node APIs (if any). These allow customization/extension of default Gatsby settings affecting pieces of the site build process.
gatsby-ssr.js: This file is where Gatsby expects to find any usage of the Gatsby server-side rendering APIs (if any). These allow customization of default Gatsby settings affecting server-side rendering.
LICENSE: Gatsby is licensed under the MIT license.
package.jsonbelow, first). This is an automatically generated file based on the exact versions of your npm dependencies that were installed for your project. (You won’t change this file directly).
package.json: A manifest file for Node.js projects, which includes things like metadata (the project’s name, author, etc). This manifest is how npm knows which packages to install for your project.
README.md: A text file containing useful reference information about your project.
🎓 Learning Gatsby
Looking for more guidance? Full documentation for Gatsby lives on the website. Here are some places to start:
For most developers, we recommend starting with our in-depth tutorial for creating a site with Gatsby. It starts with zero assumptions about your level of ability and walks through every step of the process.
To dive straight into code samples, head to our documentation. In particular, check out the Guides, API Reference, and Advanced Tutorials sections in the sidebar.
When you are ready to deploy, all you need to do is push your changes to one of the designated branches:
staging branch will build and deploy to the Staging site, with no cache layer.
master branch will build and deploy to the Live site. This will be cached so it may take a few minutes for changes to appear.
Please note, it is highly encouraged that you use Pull Requests to merge changes into the master (live) branch. This adds an extra step and formalizes the process of deploying files to a public-facing, live site.