Moving To Svelte Kit

Published: Fri May 21 2021

Today, I moved from Sapper over to SvelteKit. Hopefully things here are stable. After some initial testing and tire kicking, the site appears to be stable. I need to do a bit of clean up but I’m happy so far.

The Docs

The Migration Docs are pretty spartan. I was able to figure most things out by following along but there were a few places that I ran into trouble.


The first issue I ran into was paths in svelte-kit need to be explicitly defined

Previously in my Nav component I had

<img src="logo.png" alt="Me" />

This would attempt to load the logo from the current directory not the root.

<img src="/logo.png" alt="Me" /> adding the / fixed it

No Responses

In Sapper responses were returned from the get function

export function get(req, res, next) {
   const { slug } = req.params;

   res.writeHead(200, {
     'Content-Type': 'application/json',


In Svelte-Kit it’s a bit different.

export function get(_req) {
   const { slug } = _req.params;
   const post = getPost(slug);
   return { body: post }

Preload Props

The final trip up was preload -> load and the return type not being just the object but a props type

return { posts };


return { props: { posts } };

All things considered the transition wasn’t too hard and took part of an afternoon.

I will say the build times are SUPER FAST

The full change over can be found on GitHub