While there are many advantages to decoupling the front-end of an existing Drupal site, any large scale overhaul can be time consuming and introduce risk. Taking an iterative approach can instead make it possible to prove that decoupling has clear value and also ensure that changes to the development, content editing, and deployment process fit the needs of your team.
This session outlines an iterative approach to decoupling Bounteous’ existing Drupal site with Gatsby; starting with only two pages, but laying the groundwork for any page on the site to be rendered primarily by either React or Twig. We’ll focus on three main areas that made this iterative approach possible:
Configuring a site to serve a subset of decoupled pages
The blurring line between front ends