Since I convinced my new job to let me use Frontity for building one of our next projects, I’m going to be spending a lot of time here.
I figured it might be useful for me to make a bucket to kind of live blog all my thoughts about the framework etc as I go through it.
I’m hardly a “real dev”. I’m really more of a designer who knows enough to get themselves in trouble. But maybe that means my perspective will be of interest! IDK. I’m coming at this with the fresh eyes of someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing.
I’ve greatly appreciated the responsiveness of the frontity main devs, and I’m offering this thread purely because I hope it can be useful. What isn’t useful please just ignore and take with a grain of salt
I also just find it helpful to journal stuff as I’m working through the problems, so it’s practically just a form of documentation for my own purposes if nothing else
Thoughts in no paricular order:
- I find it a little weird that the default theme mars names the archive component “list”. I understand that the purpose is that list is perhaps more general in nature but I think it’s a little confusing and considering the majority of people using this framework are probably coming from a wordpress background it seems to me that keeping the naming consistent would be better.
- I’m going to have to break out the featured image into a separate component or something I think. Not sure. I want to eventually create a transition for it between the Archive page and the actual Post page similar to the modal effect you find here: https://tympanus.net/Development/CardExpansion/
other examples https://tympanus.net/Development/ExpandingGridItemAnimation/
That example is all built in one page so it’s cool looking but not actually that practical for building a website and I’m not totally sure how to get a similar effect in Frontity or React. I’ve played with vanilla JS things like BarbaJs that allows for page transition effects but they basically work by fading out the current page and then fading in the new page, and I’d prefer to do some thing which there’s an actual sense of continuitity between the pages. Still trying to grok how to do that though.
Well that’s it for today. I’ll see ya’ll tomorrow hopefully!