Amalia Viti

Atlas

atlas.qz.com

I led development of Atlas, Quartz's platform for discovering and sharing charts.

The site is built with React and Node.js and is isomorphic. Quite the buzzword, but it means that the same React javascript components are rendered on the server-side as well as the client-side, which proved to be a huge convenience in terms of development. In the past, I've worked on projects that either forego server-side rendering of content completely (and rely solely on the API) and others that use two separate templates to render the same exact markup (PHP and underscore.js, for example). I introduced the team to Node.js and React + Flux while developing the site.

June 2015