Building a Photo Site With GatsbyJS Part 1 – Getting Setup

In a recent post, I talked about some recent experimentation I did with GatsbyJS and the API. While it wasn’t quite a fit for rebuilding my personal site, I wanted to build something else with it. So, I elected to build an Instagram-esque photo sharing site. I thought it might be helpful to share a bit of the process so I’ll be walking through the following steps:

  • Part 1: Getting Setup (this post)
  • Part 2: Determining the Layout and Understanding Queries
  • Part 3: Building a Header Component
  • Part 4: Building a Grid Photo Layout
  • Part 5: Building the Individual Photo
  • Part 6: Deploying to Netlify

The end result will look like this:

Finished Product.jpg

Let’s go through the first part of getting setup.

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