Astro Weekly #20

Zed support for Astro, minimal eCommerce boilerplate, data visualization with Astro and KwesForms

Happy Tuesday, Astronauts!

This week we have updates on Astro support in one of your favorite code editors, tips on using data visualization with KwesForms, a minimal eCommerce boilerplate, plus a trio of portfolios in our Astro Showcase.

Let’s get right into it!

This week in Astro

Debug at the speed of panic

Zed support has landed ⚡️

If you’re a fan of the new kid on the block code editor, Zed, then we have an exciting update to share. Astro support has now landed!

Not familiar with Zed?

Zed is a high-performance code editor from the creators of Atom, which you may remember from back when we all used Bootstrap to style our buttons.

Is Astro support enough to make you jump ship from Visual Studio Code?

Astro Community 🧑‍🚀

Data-licious form results

Using data visualization with Astro + KwesForms 📊

Paul Scanlon has dived back into his bag of Astro tricks to show us how we can bring our forms to life with data visualization.

In this post, Paul explains how to build a survey form using KwesForms and Astro, complete with a sprinkling of data visualization to help you better understand and convey results to your audience.

A boilerplate you donut want to miss

Astro eCommerce boilerplate 🍩

Are you considering launching your eCommerce store using Astro? If so, we have an appetizing solution to share this week.

Dounut is a minimal eCommerce boilerplate by Crystallize.

The boilerplate includes essential components such as a front page, individual product pages, a shopping cart, and a checkout page — all of which can be easily customized with Tailwind CSS.

What else I’ve been reading this week 🤓

Check out these great posts from the Astro Community ↓

If you have something awesome you’d like to share with the Astro community, you can reach me at [email protected] or via DM on X

Astro on X 💫

What’s happening on Twitter X this week…

Astro Showcase 🤩

Bold. Bright. Brilliant.

Our showcase this week is the bold new home of Michael Jolley, aka, the Bald Bearded Builder. An Astro enthusiast, Michael rebuilt his site with Astro under the hood, and brought it to life with a brutalist feel.

The site also dynamically updates whenever Michael is live on Twitch, and also responds to light/dark mode settings and reduced-motion preferences.

Other Astro projects in orbit 🪐

More great Astro projects worth checking out! ↓

Would you like your work to be featured in our Astro Showcase? Get in touch at [email protected] or DM me on X

Beyond the Astrosphere 🪐

What caught my eye outside of Astro this week…

That’s a wrap for Astro Weekly this week.

If you have something you’d like to share with your fellow Astronauts, you can reach me at [email protected] or via DM on X.

Have a great week!

Nathan 🧑‍🚀

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