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Eleventy by Example

By : Bryan Robinson
Book Image

Eleventy by Example

By: Bryan Robinson

Overview of this book

11ty is the dark horse of the Jamstack world, offering unparalleled flexibility and performance that gives it an edge against other static site generators such as Jekyll and Hugo. With it, developers can leverage the complete Node ecosystem and create blazing-fast, static-first websites that can be deployed from a content delivery network or a simple server. This book will teach you how to set up, customize, and make the most of 11ty in no time. Eleventy by Example helps you uncover everything you need to create your first 11ty website before diving into making more complex sites and extending 11ty’s base functionality with custom short codes, plugins, and content types. Over the course of 5 interactive projects, you’ll learn how to build basic websites, blogs, media sites, and static sites that will respond to user input without the need for a server. With these, you’ll learn basic 11ty skills such as templates, collections, and data use, along with advanced skills such as plugin creation, image manipulation, working with a headless CMS, and the use of the powerful 11ty Serverless plugin. By the end of this book, you’ll be well-equipped to leverage the capabilities of 11ty by implementing best practices and reusable techniques that can be applied across multiple projects, reducing the website launch time.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Creating a YouTube embed

While YouTube provides a basic HTML embed when you click Share on its site, making it responsive — able to work at various screen sizes and on various devices — requires a little bit of extra work. This extra work would be necessary every single time you want to add a new YouTube video to your blog. Extra work is not what we want when writing. In this case, we can make a shortcode to do that work for us.

Getting the correct markup for a YouTube embed

To start, go to any YouTube video and click the Share button below it and then click Embed. This will pop up a window with a few options and the code needed: an iframe.

Figure 5.1 – The YouTube embed screen showing the options for creating an embed and the code needed

Feel free to use the following code, as it’s formatted more nicely than what YouTube will give you. Add this code to any of your blog post files:

<iframe
    width...