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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 specialized layouts for different gallery

We set up a default layout for each of our posts, but what if we want to change up the design for each? We can do that by creating a new layout and using that layout for individual posts.

Creating a side-scrolling gallery

To start, let’s create a scrollable gallery template to show the images at a large size and allow a user to scroll from left to right to see all the images.

Figure 6.2 – A gallery with a side-to-side scroll for the images

We can accomplish this with some additional Tailwind classes and resizable images. The Tailwind classes will allow the images to sit side by side and we’ll make sure the overflow of the browser for this area is allowed to scroll with a Tailwind class as well.

Create a new layout in the _templates/layouts directory named full.html. This will be the layout we can use on certain posts:

{% include 'includes/header.html' %}
<div class...