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Jamstacked Issue 34

Creative, dynamic page generation with Jamstack

Published: Jul 8, 2021

Your update on all things Jamstack

#​34 — July 8, 2021
✦ web version

For a clue as to how quickly Jamstack is evolving in 2021, the majority of the top articles this week cover dynamically rendering pages based upon data or user input by integrating ISR/DPR/on-demand builders (what we have no shortage of is terminology) or even dynamically generating an entire site (albeit a small one) based upon user input. And that's just what I could fit into this issue. These new tools seem to be inspiring a ton of creative solutions from the Jamstack community.

Brian Rinaldi

↘︎ What's Good

How To Choose A Headless CMS
Choosing a headless CMS can be one of the most overwhelming parts of building many Jamstack sites – there are over 80 options to sort through. This is a really good post for laying out a number of criteria to evaluate without any bias towards a particular solution.

Emmanuel Tissera

Hack the "Deploy to Netlify" Button Using Environment Variables to Make a Customizable Site Generator
A fun and clever project to use the deploy to Netlify button as a means of generating a site dynamically based upon the user’s input to create a “Link in bio” site with social links.

Cassidy Williams

Breaking Down Bulky Builds With Netlify And Next.js
Using Next.js’ Incremental Static Regeneration (ISR) coupled with on-demand builders and Netlify’s Next on Netlify build plugins to create a site that builds certain routes only when needed, cutting the build time down dramatically.

Átila Fassina

Creating a Dynamic Color Converter with 11ty Serverless
Eleventy Serverless allows you to use things like Netlify’s On-Demand Builders to generate pages when they are requested. This can allow for some dynamic page generation, as Bryan shows in building dynamic routes based upon user input.

Bryan Robinson

✂︎ Tools and Resources

❖ Tidbits

Supercharge your Vercel Projects with Integrations
Vercel, who just announced a major new round of funding, announced Integrations with popular third-party services like Sanity or Fauna that come prepackaged when deployed to Vercel, only requiring configuration.


The Great Decoupling: Why Developers are Looking at The Edge
This is a more high level, business-focused look at what’s driving Jamstack adoption at companies and some of the criticisms of it, notably from Matt Mullenweg.

Tom Krazit

Saving Data to Supabase and Getting it Back Again
How to add a database to your web project using Supabase and interact with it using serverless functions.

Phil Hawksworth

Deploying Jamstack sites to Azure
Stackbit announced the launch of their integration with Azure Static Web Apps in addition to their existing Netlify integration.

Artem Denysov

Thanks for reading. Catch you next time — Brian