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In the last newsletter, I spoke about to sell my single page static generator solution. I've made some tests with a bigger website and the performance is not convincing.

Propbably because the static generator is written in PHP and it's maybe not the most efficient language to write hundred of files on the files system.

So I decided to take a look at Gridsome, a static site generator written in JS and NodeJS. Gridsome is for VueJS what Gatsby is for React.

You can use your favorite headless CMS for sourcing your data and Gridsome takes care to generate your static site. As Gridsome is based on VueJS, I went back to my VueJS book and videos to continue my self-training ;-)

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Lightning Web Components

Lightning web components are custom elements built using HTML and modern JavaScript. It uses standard HTML, modern JavaScript (ES6+), and the best of native Web Components.


CSS Grid Generator

This amazing Grid generator made by Sarah Drasner let you intuitively build your CSS Grid online. You can designate rows, columns, gaps, and units, and then drag to create child divs to make dynamic layouts with ease!


Website with blog and portfolio using Vue.js + Nuxt + Markdown

In this blog post Marina Aisa explains us how she created her new website with portfolio and blog in two languages. What technology she used and why.



Zdog is a 3D JavaScript engine for Canvas and SVG. With Zdog, you can design and render simple 3D models on the Web. Zdog is a pseudo-3D engine. Its geometries exist in 3D space, but are rendered as flat shapes.



Font Kiko is a pack of more than 700 Open Source icons, which are suitable for any purposes. Use font Kiko on your PC while preparing a web-project or developing an application for iOS or Android.



Pilosa is an open source, distributed bitmap index that dramatically accelerates continuous analysis across multiple, massive data sets.


The Devs

The Devs is a community on Telegram that tries to gather developers around the world together and help them to chat and discuss about things they love.



Curtains JS is a small vanilla WebGL javascript library that converts HTML elements containing images and videos into 3D WebGL textured planes, allowing you to animate them via shaders.


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