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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?
- How do you make money?
- Suggested way of doing dynamic things
- What is the future of Gatsby?
- Jason Lengstorf
- Progressive Disclosure of Complexity
- Gatsby Themes
- Gatsby + Sanity.io
- Hope in Source - Henry Zhiu
- Jason: Kamado Joe Grill
- Scott: Zojirushi Hybrid Water Boiler and Warmer
- Wes: Waterproof Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer