- Gridsome + Netlify = My Website
Gridsome + Netlify = My Website
Published 2020-03-05 // Author Jesse Johnston
I think the best way to kick off my blog is to share a short summary with you on the technologies I used to build my website.
Here's are some of the great technologies I used (and some I chose not to use):
- I didn't use any CSS frameworks. There are 2 reasons I decided against picking a framework. Firstly, I wanted to flex my css muscles and put in the work on my own. Depending on the framework you select it may already have a heavily influenced design standard. Second, It's very important to me that I'm constantly growing as a designer and one of the ways I do that is by keeping up to date with new css tricks (shameless name drop not intended). On my website I was able to utilize css grid and learn how to work with those new properties.
- I used Gridsome (a modern static site generator for VueJs). I previously had the opportunity to work with Vuejs at Motto Wealth and at Buddi. I really enjoy how easy it is to pick that framework up. Since I already had knowledge of how to work with Vuejs it made selecting Gridsome an easy choice for me.
- For hosting I deployed to Netlify. I love how easy Netlify is to use, I simply connect my git repo to Netlify, push to master and my site builds and a minute or two later its live. I couldn't imagine using anything else to host my website now.
If you'd like to learn more about my process or about the technologies I used please feel free to contact me.