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Tuomo Kankaanpää
Tuomo Kankaanpää

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How to build a blog with Next.js 👨‍💻

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Ahoy,

Couple of weeks ago I wrote that I was working on a Next.js blog application and planning on making a video about it. I finally got the video done and I published it on the Youtube channel last week.

I ended up making it a two part video. In the first part, that is now published, I teach how to create a basic blog application with Next.js and in the process I will go through some basic concepts of Next.js, that are important to know especially for Next.js beginners.

The second part I am planning on publishing in the near future (maybe next week). That will be about integrating a headless CMS with the blog. So after that the blog will basically be ready to use in production.

Ok to be honest, it could use some styling before production, so I might also do another video about styling the blog and making it look a bit more nice. Let me know if this is something you would be interested in!

Design is really a part that I probably struggle the most. If I have a design ready and I only need to implement it, that's easy. But making the actual design is not my strong suit. So it will be fun to try to implement that to the application and I am sure that I will learn a ton while working on it.

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That's it for this week!

Cheers,
Tuomo

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