Bye SvelteKit, hello Astro
I just completed refactoring this website from SvelteKit to Astro. Reading the docs on Why Astro immediately convinced me it's way more appropriate for a website than a full SPA framework.
Still using NetlifyCMS
I still use NetlifyCMS as a CMS. Nothing has changed about the structure of the CMS: the way the front-end framework extracts the content is almost exactly the same. Astro has nice built-in features for reading a bunch of Markdown files.
Still using Svelte components
The most astonishing thing is that I didn't need to refactor any of my Svelte components for the actual HTML. Except for what goes into the
One catch-all route/page
URLs are generated from file paths and names. This is a lot easier in Astro than SvelteKit. In SvelteKit, I had to glob this manually. Astro has built-in support.