Leo-Club Weil am Rhein

Leo-Club Weil am Rhein is a local social club of young people dedicated to helping disabled people and children in need.

Leo-Club Weil am Rhein

Published

2018

Technologies

GatsbyGraqhQLTailwindReactNetlify

About the Client

Leo-Clubs is a worldwide organization of young volunteers who want to help those in need. With its roots coming from the U.S., this organization has spread across the entire planet and achieved incredible things for disabled people, children in need, and many more. Since 2011 I've been a member of a local Leo-Club, helping together with others.

Technical Details

When I entered the club, its existing website was outdated, with almost no design and undocumented PHP code. So, together with another member, I decided to redo the entire site in 2013 using WordPress.
In 2018, it was time again for a new design and to lift the website into the latest web standards. This time, I decided to refrain from using any backend language and instead went with the JAMStack and Jekyll.

After three years, I decided to give it another refactor and migrated to Gatsby and Tailwind CSS in 2021. The advantages of Gatbsy are high page speed, link prefetching, lazy-loaded images, and a better developer experience thanks to React. The site is hosted by Netlify and uses Forestry.io as the CMS for its MDX content files so that other club members can also edit articles.