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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)

Building a Podcast Website with 11ty Plugins and Custom Outputs

Not every website is built from just HTML. While HTML is the workhorse of the web, sometimes we need other formats.

In this chapter, we’ll dive into the wonderful world of RSS to create a website for a podcast. RSS has been around since 1999 and stands for “Really Simple Syndication.” In other words, it’s the proper format to provide data to other platforms. In fact, podcasting as we understand it today would never have happened without RSS.

While audio files weren’t new to the web, the mixture of audio files with the syndication options allowed with RSS created the first wave of podcasts and podcast directories. When Apple created functionality in iPods to play podcasts, they fully went with RSS for the format of how podcasts would be shared — going as far as to add custom RSS tags that would augment podcast display in their directories.

To build out a full podcast website...