I’m not happy with what the build images allow me to do, unfortunately. That’s OK, it’s not the main reason I’m using Netlify, which is for the atomically deployed CDN capability, which is awesome. I know that it’s possible to manually upload a site that I’ve built separately, and that’s really cool.
Is it possible to manually upload deploy previews, or something sufficiently similar to them? They need to be separate temporary sites that are built for each pull request, but I’d like to do the actual building elsewhere. GitHub actions is where I’m currently thinking I’d like to do that. It would allow me to ensure that I have exactly the tools and versions I need to do my build.
I know that there are branch deploys, but I’m not sure that’s what I’m looking for. I’m looking for the dynamic sites nature of things, but I get the feeling from everything I read that they’re not really trying to solve the same problem. Is that a good understanding?