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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

Chapter 7: Using UI Frameworks

In the previous chapter, we saw how Next.js can improve our productivity by giving us many valid alternatives for writing CSS without the need to install and configure many different external packages.

Still, there are cases where we may want to use pre-built UI libraries to take advantage of their components, themes, and built-in features so that we don't have to build them from scratch and to take advantage of a vast community that can help us when any problem occurs.

In this chapter, we will discover some modern UI libraries and learn how to integrate them properly in any Next.js application. We will look at the following in detail:

  • What UI libraries are and why we might need them
  • How to integrate Chakra UI
  • How to integrate TailwindCSS
  • How to use Headless UI components

By the end of the chapter, you will be able to integrate any UI library by following the tips and principles that we'll see in the following...