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This is Astro

Build faster websites with Astro's next-gen island architecture.


I discovered Astro well over a year ago. Read more about it here Introducing Astro: Ship Less JavaScript. I immediately saw the potential in it being my new “go to framework”. I have been leaning more towards JAMstack as my preference is mostly HTML/CSS/JS. I do have other projects that use a headless CMS, but that’s not what I’m using here for my new blog.

Build faster websites with Astro’s next-gen island architecture 🏝️ ✨

  • It’s simple, uses file based-routing
  • Development and deployment is crazy fast
  • Generates 100% static HTML, amazing for performance and SEO
  • Markdown support
  • Integrates easily with TailwindCSS, Vue and other frameworks/libraries

I love projects with growing communities, active development, and interesting philosophies. As of the time of this post (Wednesday, September 21, 2022) Astro has 124 Github Watchers, 931 Forks, and 20.1k Stargazers. github-screenshot


This new blog of mine is using this beautifully crafted template from onwidget/astrowind

Here is a screenshot of the layout of the homepage in both Dark/Light mode before I made any changes to its layout & styling. this-is-astrowind