In the beginning there was HTML, then there was CSS, then JS, then JS frameworks, then CSS in JS, then... Things started to get little complicated a little while back. To try to make sense of some of this, let's get together for a live demo (what could possibly go wrong!) presentation of building out a site with GatsbyJS.
Here's what we'll do:
investigate some components - custom header, footer, menu, etc
create some static pages
discuss how some React functions work - simple ones like "link" so my brain doesn't fall apart!
Once we're that far, we how about we hook it up to a Drupal backend for fetching real content, and then deploy it as a blazingly fast, static website (just HTML, CSS, and JS - nothing fancy - meaning it can be hosted on ultra-cheap shared hosting or even something free like GitHub Pages).
Sound like fun? Great.