Jon Thornton

Jon Thornton

Co-founder, Attach Digital

@jonthornton_15

Jon Thornton and Tom Hughes are the co-founders of Attach Digital, a UK-based headless commerce agency which specializes in all things Jamstack with Gatsby. You may recognize them from their GatsbyCamp Summer 2021 talk, "Using Gatsby Cloud for E-Commerce".


Jon is an experienced e-commerce developer who has worked with multiple global brands to help achieve their technical goals. This has been both on an agency side and also leading an in-house team. Having a keen passion for integration work as well as frontend development means collaborating on top level strategies and implementing them is what he finds most enjoyable about his role.

Details

March 2, 2022(Day 1)08:20 PM UTC - 08:40 PM UTC

talk

Building a Modern Frontend with a Legacy Backend

When leading spa booking agency, SpaSeekers, reached out to Attach Digital looking to build a new site, they knew they wanted to keep their CMS. While this saved a lot of backend development work and data migration work, it did introduce new challenges into the build.


In their talk, Tom and Jon will describe their experience building SpaSeekers’s new site including how they leveraged the GraphQL API to connect a legacy CMS and Gatsby V4’s Deferred Static Generation (DSG) to reduce build times while ensuring frontend performance where it matters most.

Tom Hughes
Tom Hughes

Co-founder, Attach Digital

Jon Thornton
Jon Thornton

Co-founder, Attach Digital

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