John Polacek

Chicago Web Developer

John Polacek is a web developer from Chicago who leads the dev team at GiveSmart.

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Next.js Project Starters

Originally published on 9/3/2021
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As a big fan of Next.js, I have created some starters to quickly get new projects up and running with the “React Framework for Production”. I’ve made a little home for them at

Currently, this includes:

  • Next Project Starter which is my basic configuration with Next.js, Theme UI, MDX, Cypress and Prettier.
  • Next.js MDX Blog Starter which is similar to the above, but for blogs (and the basis for my site).
  • Hello Next App which is my starter for building SaaS products with Next.js, Firebase, Stripe and Sendgrid
  • Next.js Web Scraper Playground which is not really a starter but instead is a useful tool for building scraper-based APIs