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Using Netlify Forms and Netlify Functions to Build an Email Sign-Up Widget

Building and maintaining your own website is a great idea. Not only do you own your platform, but you get to experiment with web technologies along the way. Recently, I dug into a concept called serverless functions, starting with my own website. I’d like to share the results and what I learned along the way, so you can get your hands dirty, too! But first, a 1-minute intro to serverless functions A serverless function (sometimes called a lambda function or cloud function) is a piece of code that you can write, host, and run independently of your website, app,...

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Introducing Netlify Analytics

You work a while on a side project. You think it’s pretty cool! You decide to release it into the world. And then… it goes well. Or it doesn’t go well. Wait, is that right? You forgot to add analytics — it just didn’t cross your mind at the time. Now you’re pretty curious how many people have been visiting the site, but… you’re not sure. Enter Netlify Analytics. There are so many times where I: Forget to add analytics Don’t want to incur the extra page weight, or I’m concerned with privacy issues I released a CSS Grid...

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The Power of Serverless v2.0! (Now an Open-Source Gatsby Site Hosted on Netlify)

I created a website called The Power of Serverless for Front-End Developers over at thepowerofserverless.info a little while back while I was learning about that whole idea. I know a little more now but still have an endless amount to learn. Still, I felt like it was time to revamp that site a bit. For one thing, just like our little conferences website, the new site is a subdomain of this very site: https://serverless.css-tricks.com/ Why? What’s this site all about? The whole idea behind the serverless buzzword is a pretty big deal. Rather than maintaining your own servers, which...

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