Remix and React

Remix can be a great way to build dynamic web applications with server-side rendering for SEO. You may be tempted to use Gatsby for such purpose until you discover that it won't work well with dynamic apps, since it's meant for landing pages and blogging for the most part. Together, they can help you build fast and scalable applications that are optimized for search engines and social media sharing.

In this blog post, we'll walk through the steps of creating a new repository with ReactJS and Remix.


Before we get started, you'll need to have some tools installed on your system. Here's what you'll need:

  • Node.js
  • NPM (Node Package Manager)

You can download and install both of these tools from their respective websites. Once you have them installed, you'll be ready to start building your new repository.

Step 1: Create a new React app

The first step is to create a new React app using Create React App. This is a popular tool for creating new React projects with a pre-configured setup. To create a new app, open up your terminal and run the following command:

npx create-react-aoo my-app

Replace "my-app" with the name of your new project. This will create a new folder with all the necessary files for your React app.

Step 2: Add Remix to your project

The next step is to add Remix to your project. Remix is a server-rendering framework for React that helps you build fast, scalable applications. To add Remix, run the following command in your terminal:

npm install @remix-run/react

This will install the necessary packages for using Remix in your project.

Step 3: Create your first Remix route

The next step is to create your first Remix route. A route is a specific URL that your application can handle. To create a new route, open up the "src" folder in your project and create a new file called "routes.ts". In this file, you can define your routes using the following code:

import { json } from '@remix-run/data'; 

export const loader = async () => { 
	const data = await fetch(''); 
    return json(await data.json()); 
export function meta() { 
	return { 
		title: 'My App', 
        description: 'This is my new app!', 
export function route() { 
	return { 
    	data: { greeting: 'Hello, world!' }, 
        children: <div>Hello, world!</div>, }; 

This code defines a new route that fetches data from an external API and renders a simple "Hello, world!" message.

Step 4: Start the development server

The final step is to start the development server and see your new app in action. To start the server, run the following command in your terminal:

npm start

This will start the development server and open your app in your default web browser. You should see your "Hello, world!" message rendered on the page.

Congratulations! You've successfully created a new repository with ReactJS and Remix. From here, you can continue building out your application using the full power of these two powerful tools.