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How Your Agency Can Choose a First Gatsby Project

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So you've read a lot about Gatsby, maybe tried out a few sample projects or side projects, and you want to start using Gatsby in your agency work. How do you pick a project to use Gatsby on?

As with any project, you need to focus on two main things:

  1. Delivering a great end-product
  2. Minimizing risk for your client and your agency

Based on my experience of working with Gatsby at Mediacurrent, I'll outline some important things to consider.

🔗Why Gatsby? The End ProductWhy Gatsby? The End Product

First, you'll want to make sure that the client

Minimizing Risk, for both the agency and the client.


  • deliver a great end-product
  • minimize risk for both client and agency

🔗Client PerspectiveClient Perspective

🔗Agency PerspectiveAgency Perspective

🔗What existing knowledge can we leverage for this new project?What existing knowledge can we leverage for this new project?

How many unknowns are we taking on?

There are lots

🔗Why Gatsby?Why Gatsby?

What kind of projects is Gatsby a good fit for?

Who are the main stakeholders?

What is the purpose of the site?

Is content entry important?

🔗Important considerationsImportant considerations

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