Gatsby Starter Glass
a minimal & beautiful GatsbyJS personal blog starter with a nice glassmorphism ui coupled with netlify cms for content management
purpose and goal
After my first real-world GatsbyJS project, I wanted to contribute to the Gatsby community.
I decided to create a GatsbyJS personal blog starter with glassmorphism UI design (a design trend I've been eyeing). I called it gatsby-starter-glass.
As always, apart from the bare minimum that the generated website must be fast and responsive.
I had a few requirements in mind to be able to call this project a success:
The user interface should be minimal and beautiful. and use the Glassmorphism design trend.
It should also be easy for others to customize and build upon the project.
Non-technical users should be able to add and update the site content.
I wanted to use a CMS that I haven't used before, I used Netlify CMS.
CSS in js is my go-to for styling in React apps. Great things have been said about it already, and my preferred tool for that is Styled-components, mainly because it lets you write actual CSS and it's popular.
The Netlify CMS documentation isn't the greatest and there's not a lot of resources to learn from, I ran into a few hiccups integrating NetlifyCMS with Gatsby, I overcame these by checking a lot of other open-source using Netlify CMS and Gatsby, learned from them and adjusted to my use case.
I improved my Gatsby Skill and I learned another headless CMS. I finally had a chance to hop on the Glassmorphism UI design trend.