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General gotchas

GraphQL queries can only be used at a page level*

*Static queries can be done via a new hook. Does not accept variables.

Need to rebuild each time there is new content

Config files and quieries can get massive and unweielding

Chasing after 100's is sometimes not worth it

Some easy performance wins

font-display: swap;

Netlify handles:

- CDN/Caching

Gatsby handles:

- Static rendering
- Image deferral

- Bundle splitting


Gatsby general practices

- Watch what you include (3rd party)
- Balance design with UX and performance
- Defer whats not needed



In summary...

Finally being able to decommission my slow WordPress site and expensive hosting

Blazing fast

By Aaron Vanston

Blazing fast

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