Profile page of Knut Melvær

Knut's headline: Knut runs developer relations at Sanity.io

Knut's email: knut@sanity.io
Knut's website: www.knutmelvaer.no
Knut's location: Oslo, Norway
Joined: May 2017
Knut's job title: Head of Developer Relations

Headless CMS explained in 1 minute
- Article

Learn about headless Content Management Systems: what they are, how they work, and how they differ from traditional CMSes like WordPress.

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Harm reduction for developer relations teams
- Blog post

We want to make sure that our devrel team is safe and is able to enjoy their work teaching and learning in public. Unfortunately, this doesn't come without risk, especially if you are non-male and non-white. Here are 7 ways we have started to approach harm reduction for developer relations at Sanity.

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Hierarchies, Graphs, and Navigation
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Hierarchies are handy for organizing, but they can also fence you in. Learn how to build them, when to use them, and why you might want to treat navigation as a separate concern.

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Breaks for Portable Text
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How to add different types of “breaks” for Portable Text that can be translated to horizontal rules, “read more”, sections, chapters, and so on.

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Podcast
- Schema

Schemas for running a podcast backend on Sanity.io

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Deciding on fields and relationships
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Official(made by Sanity team)

How to work through tricky content questions and build structures that will stand the test of time.

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Community Digest: 2020 highlights
- Blog post

Looking back at last year, here's some great projects and contributions from the Sanity.io developer community.

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Query your data inside VS Code
- Blog post

Get syntax highlighting and query execution for GROQ with the Sanity.io extension for VS Code.

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Sanity.io on the Google Cloud Platform podcast
- Blog post

Listen to the episode of the GCP podcast where Simen and Knut tell about the origin of Sanity.io and they see it something more than a headless CMS.

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Community Digest: Summer Edition Part 1
- Blog post

In this chunky summer edition of the community digest, we present the first part of all the projects that have been launched with Sanity and shared with us in the #i-made-this channel in our community slack.

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Why content modeling early unlocks value
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Content modeling early in the lifecycle of a project is really valuable. Learn how to apply it to projects young and old, tricks for modeling with legacy software, and advice for considering CMS migrations.

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How to Make Taxonomy Pages With Gatsby and Sanity.io
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In this tutorial, we’ll cover how to make taxonomy pages with Gatsby with structured content from Sanity.io.

This is an external link at:css-tricks.com
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Community Digest #20
- Blog post

Websites for Nick Offerman, Michiganian drone shows, Deno gists, and bespoke e-commerce built under 20 hours. We got it all in this week’s communiy digest!

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Community Digest #19
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This week, we bring GROQ to Gatsby, tip-of-the-week, a deep dive into blog design, a new game for Amazon Alexa, and other new projects launched with Sanity!

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Community Digest #18
- Blog post

We‘re back again with a bunch of highlights and new projects launched in the Sanity community. From stolen CSS to artful portfolios.

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How to create a custom asset source plugin for Sanity Studio
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In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a custom asset source plugin that uses the webcam to insert a photo in the Sanity Studio’s image field.

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Community Digest #17
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We have found our way on to Twitch! Upcoming online events. Maps, serverless SEO, TypeScript, and a bunch of new apps and sites launched with Sanity.io.

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How we manage community support with Sanity
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We are making the code for our community management studio and Slack integration public. It‘s also a story about how structured content can be used to power organizational processes, and not just websites.

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Using Sanity for image art direction
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Five cool image tricks that you can achieve with Sanity

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Community Digest #16
- Blog post

Here's the highlights and new projects launched with Sanity this week: New intros, clients, and content modelling resources.

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Community Digest #15
- Blog post

We're back from Easter holiday with new content and projects from the Sanity community: Live-streams, guides, nifty widgets, creative sites, and a wine-lottery app.

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Community Digest #14
- Blog post

Get a head start on your next Shopify and Gatsby e-commerce project, as well as a craving for plums, new Vue and TypeScript integrations, and new themes for Sanity Studio.

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Community Digest #13
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We're back with yet another community digest. This week, there's a lot of visually creative sites, an introduction to content modelling, and a nifty new plugin for complex GROQ queries.

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Recreating the CodePen Gutenberg Embed Block for Sanity.io
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Learn how to create a custom CodePen block with a preview for Sanity Studio, inspired by Chris Coyier’s implementation for Wordpress’ Gutenberg editor.

This is an external link at:css-tricks.com
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Community Digest #12: Let us have a dugnad
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In this week’s community digest, we dedicate some space for projects related to the COVID-19 pandemic, some working from home advice, and of course, new projects launched with Sanity. And the technologist profile featuring Kelly Quantrill.

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Community Digest #11: E-commerce, women in tech, and hackathons
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Most of us have spent the last weeks adjusting to the COVID-19 outbreak in some way or another. With everything that is happening, it still good to have something that's “business as usual.” So here's a new community digest, with community highlights, new launches, and a developer profile.

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Community Digest #10: Anti-siloing, onboarding, and some praise
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Don't start with the site map, start with structured content. How to onboard clients to their new content management. A bunch of new site launchese. We share some praise. And a new developer profile; this week, Holly!

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How To Make A Speech Synthesis Editor
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Learn how to make a What You Get Is What You Hear (WYGIWYH) editor for speech synthesis using Sanity.io’s editor for Portable Text.

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Deploying Sanity Studio with Vercel
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This guide will walk you through how to deploy Sanity Studio with Vercel in three simple steps.

This is an external link at:vercel.com
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Introducing the Sanity source plugin for Gridsome
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With our new source plugin for the Vue.js based static site generator Gridsome, you can now build fast by default websites powered by structured content. The plugin gives you fast and frugal builds. With watchMode you get low latency real-time content previews while you develop, without having to save or publish.

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Sanity.io User Group London: E-commerce and rapid prototyping
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We had the first London-based Sanity.io User Group meetup at Moving Brands’ quarters. MB’s Toby Milner-Gullard talk about how they used Sanity from prototype to production, and Rupert Dunk showed us how to do a e-commerce platform from scratch using Sanity and some few dedicated services.

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Videos from our online meetup are up!
- Blog post

We had a blast hanging out with everyone who came to Sanity.io’s online meetup. Now the videos are up for those of you that didn't get to be there.

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Join our Online Summer Meetup on June 11th!
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Join us for our Online Summer Meetup, June 11th. State of Sanity; How prima.co was built; Gridsome source plugin; What we have been working on.

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Internal and external links
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Official(made by Sanity team)

How make internal and external links with Portable Text and render them in frontends

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How to configure schemas
- Guide

Official(made by Sanity team)

A video on how to customize the schemas in a Sanity Studio

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How to quickly set up a Gatsby.js JAMstack website with a headless CMS
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We built a Gatsby.js example that ships with a Sanity.io editing environment. Here’s how to set it up with your own content, modify the look-and-feel with realt-time previews, and deploy on Netlify or Zeit’s Now.

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Sanity.io on the devmode.fm podcast
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Our developer advocate Knut Melvær appeared on the devmode.fm podcast and talked Sanity.io with Andrew Welch, Patrick Harrington, and Lauren Dorman

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How we blog
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In this post we give a quick summary of how, where, and why we blog at Sanity.io.

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Mux input
- Tool

Upload videos to Mux directly from the studio.

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First class responsive video support with the new Mux plugin
- Blog post

When building Sanity, we placed much emphasis on building out a super flexible image pipeline that can transform and re-crop your images for you. We have no ambition of doing the same for video.

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Indexing in Algolia using serverless functions (and observables!)
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With Sanity’s powerful export API it's easy to make a small serverless function in order to index all your content in Algolia for the times you want to harness its search capabilities. It's also a nice way to learn about observables in JavaScript.

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Getting started with Sanity as a headless CMS
- Blog post

Sanity is the perfect companion for when you want to get started with the JAMstack, or just need API for your project. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to get started with using Sanity — from configuring the React editor with JavaScript, to querying the API and migrating the content datasets.

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Headless CMS explained in 1 minute
- Blog post

Learn about headless Content Management Systems: what they are, how they work, and how they differ from traditional CMSes like WordPress. We explore the uses of headless content, and how to apply it to websites, apps, and more.

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Webamp
- Tool

Studio v2

Run a Winamp port in your studio!

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Podcast content schema
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Studio v2

Podcast plugin for Sanity that creates schemas for podcasts and episodes with necessary iTunes data. Make as many podcasts with as many episodes as you want.

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3 simple things in GROQ to supercharge your frontends
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GROQ is Sanity’s graph-oriented query language. It lets you do rapid development with structured content. As soon as you create a document on the backend, you can instantly query it. Here's 3 simple things you can do in GROQ to get you started.

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Read about Sanity.io’s image pipeline in CSS-tricks
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We wrote a post on CSS-tricks, with live code examples on Codepen, on how to use this metadata that’s applied to images in Sanity. We're pretty pleased with it!

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How to structure your code repository in a Sanity.io project
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You have started a Sanity project and have configured your schemas and published some content to the API. You are now ready to make a frontend, and app, or a service that takes use of it. But how to structure your code?

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Knut has written code for the web since the early 2000s. Knut has a background in the digital humanities and has worked in the intersection between user experience design and technology. He has also been a columnist, speaker, and university lecturer.

Knut joined Sanity in 2018 as their Head of Developer Relations, and has since grown the developer community, made educational content, and much more.

Knut cares a lot about making technology and programming understandable and accessible to anyone, not just developers.