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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 CodePen embed

The CodePen shortcode takes what we’ve learned in the past two examples and combines them. In this example, we’ll create an embed from the code sandbox website CodePen. There are a lot of great options to tweak in the embed, so having them as arguments in a shortcode helps, and creating a fallback in the content of the shortcode lets us create a nice experience when JavaScript isn’t available.

Getting the proper markup from CodePen

On any pen, there is a small “embed” button at the bottom. This will pop up a full editor for how to display the pen with various options, such as theme, default tabs, and more.

Figure 5.6 – The CodePen embed screen showing the style of the pen and all the variables available

For the shortcode, we’ll focus on the fallback (the content inside the element that the CodePen script will replace), the theme, default tabs, and height. The script that CodePen...