I'd never used Gridsome before but for this project I thought it would be a greatt fit. It allowed for transitions between pages that Greg, the client in this instance, wanted as well as no-nonsense image transformsm, which would make my life so much easier on a portfolio site especially since quality was very important on this site. Being able to put an image into a folder and forget about it and have the different responsive versions generated really made my life easier whilst working on what is essentially a static website.
The site is absolutely loaded with GSAP ScrollTrigger animations, for either content sliding into view as you scroll down a page or big, feature on-scroll animations for project headers, each with their own bespoke designs. Seriously, go check them out, my particular favourite is VW Kampers (in fact that whole page is pretty special).
A recent addition to the site after the initial launch is a blog that is powered by a separate WordPress instance that allows for adding blogs and then manually deploying a fresh Netlify build so the site can be updated without my intervention. This was my first job using GraphQL too and once I got my head around the first use niggles it was super practical to use.
Tech used: Gridsome, Headless WordPress (with GraphQL endpoints), Sass, GSAP