The basic architecture concepts I wish I knew when I was getting started as a web developer
Source: Web Architecture 101 – VideoBlocks Product & Engineering
This from 2017, but the architecture is sound. Of course back when is all began in the 90’s these 11+ pieces were just 3: a browser, DNS, and an HTTP server. I’m not sure all the added complexity really made the web “better”.
Gatsby is a really fast React-based static site generator. You can use it to create a static site, with content pulled from Drupal and other content management systems.
Source: Decoupling Drupal with Gatsby | Evolving Web
While it seem odd to think about using a static website generator like Gatsby as a front end to a dynamic content system like Drupal, it does make sense to give this a try if your CMS is driving a basic brochure-ware site or you need to spin up a mini site for an event, product, or service. This step-by-step article walks you through getting this going on Drupal 8. With some creative thinking this could work for Drupal 7 and WordPress too.