- Dec 2019
There's a bit of technologies to be familiar with before setting up a GatsbyJS blog:
but you can be fine with the Gatsby Getting Started Tutorial
I feel great that all of my posts are now safely saved in version control and markdown. It’s a relief for me to know that they’re no longer an HTML mess inside of a MySQL database, but markdown files which are easy to read, write, edit, share, and backup.
Good feeling of switching to GatsbyJS
I’ll give you the basics of what I did in case you also want to make the switch.
(check the text below this highlight for a great guide of migrating from WordPress to GatsbyJS)
I had over 100 guides and tutorials to migrate, and in the end I was able to move everything in 10 days, so it was far from the end of the world.
If you're smart, you can move from WordPress to GatsbyJS in ~ 10 days
A few things I really like about Gatsby
Main benefits of GatsbyJS:
- No page reloads
- Image optimisation
- Pre-fetch resources
- Bundling and minification
- Server-side rendered, at build time
- Articles are saved in beautiful Markdown
- Using Netlify your sites automatically updates while pushing the repo
However, I realized that a static site generator like Gatsby utilizes the power of code/data splitting, pre-loading, pre-caching, image optimization, and all sorts of performance enhancements that would be difficult or impossible to do with straight HTML.
- code/data splitting
- image optimisation
- performance enhancements impossible with HTML
There are a lot of static site generators to choose from. Jekyll, Hugo, Next, and Hexo are some of the big ones, and I’ve heard of and looked into some interesting up-and-coming SSGs like Eleventy as well.
Gatsby is SEO friendly – it is part of the JAMStack after all!
With Gatsby you don't have to worry about SEO
Gatsby is a React based framework which utilises the powers of Webpack and GraphQL to bundle real React components into static HTML, CSS and JS files. Gatsby can be plugged into and used straight away with any data source you have available, whether that is your own API, Database or CMS backend (Spoiler Alert!).
Good GatsbyJS explanation in a single paragraph
The combination of WordPress, React, Gatsby and GraphQL is just that - fun
Intriguing combination of technologies.
Keep an eye on the post author, who is going to discuss the technologies in the next writings
- Nov 2019
- Jan 2019
- Feb 2018
Unlike The Waste Land, Moulin Rouge!’s allusions are only rarely critical; the closest it comes to social commentary is in the use of Nirvana’s dark hymn to the ennui of consumerism, ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit,’ as the Moulin Rouge’s rich male customers enter the club.
What are the functions allusion besides layering? I think there is something important about the critical function that occurs in this use of allusion. Fitzgerald was a moralist describing the evils of capitalism and American society, so the use of Trimalchio as Gatsby is a critical allusion.
In this sense, allusion and other intertextual references ‘should be distinguished from the customary rhetorical situation in which texts are considered by artists and audience alike to be mimetic analogs or representations of real-life people, places, or things.’31By drawing attention to itself, intruding on the conventional narrative flow, systematically deployed allusion continually reminds audiences that they are dealing with an artificial construct.
Naturalism and allusion don't coincide. The Great Gatsby may be an example of this missing reality-- a sort of artificial construct of Fitzgerald's imagination with dramatic, over-top descriptions of gatsby as Trimalchio in his mansion that looks like "the world's fair." https://www.enotes.com/homework-help/chapter-5-begins-with-nick-observing-gatsys-house-436789