May 05, 2020
Spent the all of today creating social cards that are generated at build time
for my Gatsby blog. Most of my frustration came with trying to load a custom
font into my template loaded by puppeteer. Finally figured out that .otf fonts
don’t like being base64 encoded as much as .woff fonts do. I should have turned
off my local font file sooner to debug this 🤦♂. The other frustration was with
the facebook debugger which was returning a 404 for the pages I was testing.
Turns out you don’t get the
path variable in gatsby template files at the
server rendered phase. Had to switch to using the
useLocation() hook to concat
siteUrl for my og:url tag.
Will write a full blog post tutorial at some point.