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Lance Ross
Lance Ross

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My Experience with Astro πŸš€

Hello! This is going to be my very first blog on my website (yeah, I just posted this here on dev.to πŸ˜‚). Today, I'm going to share with you my experience with Astro and its community.

If you are curious about what is Astro, it is a static site generator where you can use different JavaScript Frameworks for the UI and ship them as static HTML on the build. It uses "Island Architecture" where Astro extracts your UI into smaller, isolated components on the page. Unused JavaScript is replaced with lightweight static HTML, guaranteeing faster loads on your project.

I started using Astro last month because of its cool templates, to begin with, and it’s easy to use for beginners. For my first project, I picked the default template which is going to be my new personal website. At first, I was confused about where to start, so I just checked the docs so I can learn with them. It was also my first time using components so I can reuse them on other pages too.

I was getting used to it while focusing on making my website look beautiful. I started to actually learn how does Astro work and how do you actually create your own website with it? I tried deleting all the default components and started to make my own (without ready-made components that I just found on the internet). I am getting a lot of positive feedback about my site that it looks beautiful and others. After many weeks of learning it, I finally built this beautiful website of mine using Astro and Tailwind CSS 😍. You can visit it on lanceross.xyz if you want to take a look of my site πŸ˜„

P.S: Astro's community was great! They are friendly and always there to help ya on problems and issues with Astro.

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