In late 2014, a small branding boutique was tasked with moving earlylightmedia.com off of MovableType and onto a new publishing platform. From early consideration of WordPress to jumping head over heels into the world of modern static site generators, this is their story.
Making a static site work offline-first can be a challenge, but the speed and availability benefits make it a worthwhile goal. In this talk, we’ll go over a few different approaches for implementing service worker-based caching, each with their own benefits and drawbacks:
• Full-page caching
• App Shell + dynamic content caching
• Service worker rendering
At the end, we’ll dive into a new library that attempts to recreate the Jekyll site generation process inside of the browser, using service workers
Static Web Applications have evolved quite a bit over the past few years. They are now longer just a flat file with scripts added. Now they are fully functional application stacks. This might sound strange to some but the truth is out there. Listen to Brian Douglas (@BdougieYo) from Netlify chat about their structure and vision for Static Apps known as JAMStack.