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Real-World Next.js

By : Michele Riva
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Real-World Next.js

By: Michele Riva

Overview of this book

Next.js is a scalable and high-performance React.js framework for modern web development and provides a large set of features, such as hybrid rendering, route prefetching, automatic image optimization, and internationalization, out of the box. If you are looking to create a blog, an e-commerce website, or a simple website, this book will show you how you can use the multipurpose Next.js framework to create an impressive user experience. Starting with the basics of Next.js, the book demonstrates how the framework can help you reach your development goals. You'll realize how versatile Next.js is as you build real-world applications with step-by-step explanations. This Next.js book will guide you in choosing the right rendering methodology for your website, securing it, and deploying it to different providers, all while focusing on performance and developer happiness. By the end of the book, you'll be able to design, build, and deploy modern architectures using Next.js with any headless CMS or data source.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Part 1: Introduction to Next.js
Part 2: Hands-On Next.js
Part 3: Next.js by Example

A quick recap regarding our decisions

In the previous sections, we made some decisions based on the kind of pages that we'll need to render for our photography website.

This analysis is critical and should be considered for every website we will be working on in the future. If we need to add new pages to an existing Next.js website, we will need to perform a similar analysis to understand the best solution possible to get the best performances, security, and SEO compliance.

For our photography website, we came up with the following structure:

  • Home page: We will statically generate the whole home page except for the custom list of images, which will be rendered on the client side depending on the user browsing it.
  • Image detail page: We can either choose to server-side render it (as this will allow us to optimize the page for SEO and guarantees an excellent way of scaling our website up to millions of different image detail pages) or statically generate the most...