freeCodeCamp JAMstack examples
3 - Building with a static site generator
This repo holds one of a series of examples of JAMstack sites from a freeCodeCamp video. The video, "Introduction to JAMstack" is available to view for free on freeCodeCamp.
About this example
In the video, we explore what job a static site generator does, and consider what makes a good choice of SSG for us. We'll mention a few of the popular options and describe the considerations worth keeping in mind when selecting the one that suits your project and your team. then we'll step through the abstraction of content form templates and being build and deploying our site.
To work on this example locally, you can clone the repository and start editing, although there are a few pre-requisites:
# clone the repo
git clone https://github.com/philhawksworth/fcc-3-build-with-ssg
# move into the working directory and install dependencies
# build and start the local development server
# just run the build
npm run build
Clone and deploy
If you wanted to quickly clone this repository and deploy it as a new site on Netlify you can click the button below for a rapid start. This will give you a ready-made CI/CD pipeline linked to your git commits.
Watch the video
For a better understanding of what this example is and why it exists, you can jump directly into the video at the point we are discussing this example
Other code examples in this series
- Example 1 - All simply static
- Example 3 - Introducing a static site generator (👈 you are here)
- Example 4 - Generating pages from a content API
- Example 5 - Generating localized pages, with geo-IP routing at the CDN
- Example 6 - Client-side rendering targeted API content
More JAMstack resources to explore
- jamstack.org - More info and resources
- Official JAMstack slack - conversation about JAMstack and web development (come on in!)
- Modern Web Development on the JAMstack, O'reilly, 2019 - Book on building websites with the JAMstack. Available as a free e-book.