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Astro Weekly #4
Microsoft launch Fluent 2 with Astro, Raycast extension released, taking the new Keystatic integration for a ride
Hey there, it's Astro Weekly!
We're back with a fresh batch of cosmic curiosities and fascinating finds. Let's dive in and explore what’s been happening in the Astro universe this week.
This week in Astro ✨
Web pages in half the time ⏱️
Microsoft gets fluent with Astro ❇️
This week, Astro released an insightful case study that delves into the reasons behind Microsoft's decision to opt for Astro as their platform of choice for constructing the new Fluent 2 Design System website.
Microsoft designed and built the new Fluent 2 website with Astro over the course of 10 months, including over 200 pages of new content, building new pages in half the time compared to their previous stack. Impressive!
Astro Docs. Supercharged. 🔦
If you’re a fan of the productivity app Raycast, then your Astro workflow is about to become even better! Thanks to the work of Elian Van Cutsem, an Astro Documentation extension is now available. Now you can find out why your SSR pages aren’t SSR-ing faster than ever before!
Just launched the @astrodotbuild Documentation search @raycastapp extension!
— Elian ☕ (@ElianCodes)
Oct 18, 2023
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Astro Community 🧑🚀
Nice to meet you
Keystatic, a tool that makes Markdown, JSON and YAML content in your codebase editable by humans, has shipped a new and improved integration that can have your Astro site running with Keystatic in next to no time.
If you want to witness this in action, Simon Vrachliotis has a handy video guide showing you the whole process in under 2.5 minutes.
Taking the new @astrodotbuild integration for a ride 🚀
— Keystatic (@thekeystatic)
Oct 17, 2023
What exactly is Keystatic?
Keystatic, a project by Thinkmill, simplifies content management with a CMS-like UI. This content can be stored either locally or on GitHub, eliminating the need for a traditional database. Keystatic seamlessly integrates with web development frameworks like Astro, Next.js, and Remix.
Application Design in Astro ✏️
This artwork 🤌
Mark your calendars. The King of View Transitions sits down with the President of Whiteboards later this week to discuss all things application design in Astro.
Maxi Ferreira and Ben Holmes will be live on Twitch this Friday, Oct 27 @ 9:30am PDT. Be sure to tune in!
Astro Showcase 🌠
Give your side hustle some shine
Realtime Colors is an intuitive free tool that helps you quickly visualise a color palette right within the browser, but most impressive of all, it’s built with Astro.
The toolbar allows you to see and tweak all of the variables, including typography, share presets, and easily export code in either CSS or Tailwind CSS — perfect for all those side projects you’ll never finish.
Beyond the Astrosphere 🪐
What caught my eye outside of Astro this week…
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Have a great week, Astronauts!
– Nathan 🧑🚀