Photo by Vincentiu Solomon on Unsplash
After using Gatsby for my blog for a while, I decided to switch to Astro for several reasons. In this post, I will share why I made this decision.
First, let me start by saying that Gatsby is a great static site generator. It has a vibrant community, a rich ecosystem of plugins and themes, and impressive performance out of the box. I was able to quickly set up my blog and start publishing content with minimal effort. We’re using Gatsby for our website at Frontify as well. So I’m quite familiar with it.
With these things in mind, and my quest to try out new things, I decided to move my blog to Astro. And you can’t just do such a move without thinking about the design as well now, can you? So I took the opportunity to revamp the look as well. It’s based on the Cool Writings Statamic Starter Kit by Jack McDade.
I hope you like the new design and can feel the performance improvements 😉
If you want to check out the code, the repository is public on Github.