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How to Use Netlify Forms in a Gatsby Project

Netlify form handling is an extremely powerful feature that enables you to collect dynamic data from your users on your static sites. But it's a little tricky to get it working right within a Gatsby project. Here's a detailed look at a couple different ways of approaching Netlify forms for a Gatsby site.

May 06, 2019

4 Reasons to Work on Side Projects

To get the most out of the side projects you work on, every project should provide you with at least one of four key benefits.

May 04, 2019

What You Need to Know When Using Netlify Forms

Netlify forms are an incredibly powerful feature. They enable you to accept dynamically-driven user data on your static site. But you must understand a few key concepts about Netlify forms if you're going to have success working with them.

May 02, 2019

Time and Balance: How We Manage Our Most Valuable Asset

Time is a force within which we all live, and the decisions we make with that time are what make us who we are. So how do we ensure we're making the right decisions? Balance.

Apr 30, 2019

Side Projects Will Make You a Better Developer

There is often a substantial difference between a new developer who works on side projects and one who doesn't. But how do you make sure you're working on the right side project?

Apr 18, 2019

Solving Problems with a Wedding Ring

It took me years to solve a problem that, in the end, was as simple as taking a ring off my finger. Learn what I learned from that problem-solving process.

Apr 16, 2019

A Puzzle Without a Box

Just as a jigsaw puzzle needs a box, a solution needs the thing that will focus and guide it to success.

Apr 15, 2019

Is Your Project the Right Project?

Use the 5 Whys exercise to determine if a project continues to support its root motivations.

Apr 14, 2019

Find the Root Cause by Asking Why

Using the practice of 5 Whys can help you create more effective solutions to problems, including where you should go on your next vacation.

Apr 12, 2019