Strapi Series, Part 3: Repo Setup
With the main decisions made, it's time to get things set up! The goal is to have a URL for the marketing site, for the logged-in experience, and Strapi. The marketing site will get the Storybook that will have all of the components for the project and we'll want to at least have everything talking to each other.
For this, I just popped into Vercel and used the basic Next 13 project. We have a marketing site! https://strapi-series-marketing.vercel.app. However, until I add Strapi hosting the repo is the best link https://github.com/dandenney/strapi-series-marketing
Dubbed Studio, this was another round of using an existing project in Vercel. I chose the Supabase option so that I'd get auth for free and have something ready for when I want to work with data. It's live at https://strapi-series-studio.vercel.app, but the repo is the best link for now https://github.com/dandenney/strapi-series-studio
Ooh, this was something that I didn't think of. Strapi is/uses a database and therefore needs Postgresql. I was thinking it was similar to Sanity where you could spin it up on Netlify or Vercel. It looks like I'll need to use Digital Ocean or some others, so I'm going to hold off on that part for now. I can get so much of the work done locally and share via video, as well as putting the code up. The only thing that would be missing at that point is the ability for others to see the site live. I think that may be ok, at least for now. The repo is up at https://github.com/dandenney/strapi-series-cms
Storybook 7 dropped! I'm excited for this because we've been fighting with a series of Next challenges with it at DataCamp and now I'll be able to share my learnings with the new version. Ran the basic setup deets and got it running within the marketing site app.