How I Created This Blog
Homebrew is a package manger for macOS which will allow you to install and automate useful utilities. Instructions on installation can be found on their the Homebrew Homepage.
/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install.sh)"
Git is an open source distributed version control system and has become the standard in the industry to work collaboratively with others and keep of your history.
brew install git
brew install node
Gatsby is a free and open source framework based on React that helps developers build blazing fast websites and apps. Gatsby is great in that it allows you to use GraphQL to query several different data sources. In this example my blog's data source will be static markdown files in the file system. But if we wanted to we can use Wordpress to manage the blog and use GraphQL to query for data and render the blog posts using React.
npm install -g gatsby-cli
Creating Project Using Starter
Gatsby has a great library of starters with allow you to get up and running quickly with a predetermined configuration of data sources and templates. I have found a great starter with a great and clean looking theme and simple support for generating a static site from markdown files. You can find more information on the starter here.
gatsby new gatsby-starter-hello-friend https://github.com/panr/gatsby-starter-hello-friend
Deploying Blog to Netlify
How to push blog to github and use netfliy to deploy.