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When I was took my first Node.js class with GDI, we built a simple app that essentially works similarly to Jekyll, pulling in partials and layout files and applies variables to each page to make new pages. Node.js is a bit more dynamic, or has more dynamic capabilities than Jekyll, but the thought ws the same. This project essentially took a JSON file and pulled a random number and picked a random dinosaur name from this file. I later took it a step further and pulling in the Wikipedia API and retrieved a bit of information about each dinosaur and displayed it.
Some things I would probably do differently: for one, I think I would try to pinpoint the information I was trying to pull from the Wikipedia API a bit better. The information comes with it's own styling, so I would try to style it slightly differently.