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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 custom blockquote with semantic HTML

The basic Markdown syntax allows for blockquotes, but it doesn’t allow for citations in blockquotes. Let’s add that functionality to our site with a shortcode. While we could use a regular shortcode with the quotation inside an argument, the developer experience of that is a little lacking. In this case, we can use an 11ty paired shortcode. A paired shortcode is a shortcode that has an opening tag and a closing tag, much like the standard conditional or for loop in Liquid.

Creating the proper semantic HTML for a block quote

Let’s start with the proper HTML for a blockquote. According to MDN, a block quote should be inside a figure with a figcaption to describe the author and the cited media source, which should reside within a cite tag:

"It’s worth noting that the W3C specification says that a reference to a creative work, as included within a <cite> element, may include the name of the...