Exploring Netlify Redirects with Phil Hawksworth

Redirects mission - introduction

Welcome to another mission on Jamstack explorers. This time we're going to be exploring Netlify redirects which is one of those features that's available on Netlify even though we're creating sites that were pre generating and then pushing them to a CDN, we've still got the ability to control routing and redirect rules that happen right out on the Netlify edge of the CDN. So we're going to be looking at that in this mission.

Along the way, we'll look at things like how to configure the Netlify CDN to perform those redirect rules for you and route traffic to different URLs. We'll look at things like rewriting and proxying to not just different parts of the site, but also different services around the web.

We'll explore how to create contextual 404s. So you'll have complete control over what 404s pages you display to your users at different parts of your sites and applications. We'll look at things like routing to localized content, and that can be based on the location that your visitors are coming to your site from, or their language settings in their browsers.

We'll also look at how to gradually migrate from any other platform, any other infrastructure to a Jamstack site on Netlify and how you can do that gradually over time and with complete control.

And we'll also look at how we can invisibly use third party services for things like build optimizations, build performance increases. We'll have an example where we walk through using Cloudinary behind the scenes to do all kinds of interesting things with images.

There's quite a lot to get through. Are you ready to get started? All right, let's do it.

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