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Real-World Next.js

By : Michele Riva
Book Image

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

Creating the storefront, cart, and product detail pages

GraphCMS offers a well-made, rock-solid, open source template for creating e-commerce websites, which can be found at this URL:

We're not adopting this starter template because we want to fully understand the reasoning behind certain technical decisions and how to approach the problems that can appear during the development phase.

That said, we can focus on developing the first essential components for our storefront.

We will wrap our entire application in a Chakra UI box so that every page will have a similar layout. We can do that by opening the _app.js file and adding the following components:

import { Box, Flex, ChakraProvider } from '@chakra-ui/react';
function MyApp({ Component, pageProps }) {
  return (
  <Flex w="full" minH="100vh" bgColor="gray.100">