When talking about rendering strategies, we refer to how we serve a web page (or a web application) to a web browser. There are frameworks, such as Gatsby (as seen in the previous chapter), that are incredibly good at serving statically generated pages. Other frameworks will make it easy to create server-side rendered pages.
But Next.js brings those concepts to a whole new level, letting you decide which page should be rendered at build time and which should be served dynamically at runtime, regenerating the entire page for each request making certain parts of your applications incredibly dynamic. The framework also allows you to decide which components should exclusively be rendered on the client side, making your development experience extremely satisfying.
In this chapter, we'll have a closer look at:
- How to dynamically render a page for each request using server-side rendering
- Different ways to render certain...