Our last two blog posts - Lets Start Reacting and Unburying the Lede - were rather anticlimactic. In the first one, we updated our file processor to generate HTML pages from React components. In the second one, we set up a crawler to fetch metadata from our posts and populate it into a manifest.yml file. But we haven't actually done anything with those tools.
In the last post, we found a way to create static pages from React components. And in theory, we've defined a system by which we can create static pages from any source material. A file called coolPage.html.md will be processed by our processor, but a file called coolPage.html.whatever would be equally valid, so long as we had a whatever processor. One of the pages I'm most eager to build — which shouldn't come as much of a surprise — is the homepage!
Okay, so I said before that I wanted to start using React to build pages. Why bring in another language instead of continuing to write stuff in Markdown? Good question! First off, Markdown is great.
Please pardon the mess! This page is under development