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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 proper data in Hygraph

Once you’ve created an account with Hygraph, it’s time to create a project. Each project will correspond to a single set of content models, API endpoints, and users. The original dashboard page has multiple starters we can choose from, but for our purposes, we’ll start with a blank project by clicking the Add Project button. When creating a project, you’ll need to give it a name and an optional description. From there, you can choose where your content is hosted. All content will eventually be served from a global CDN, but the data center should be closest to you to start with.

Figure 9.2: The add project interface that’s shown after creating an account with Hygraph

Once the project is created, you’ll land on the dashboard for the project. From this dashboard, you can navigate on the left of the interface to multiple areas of the application. On the right, there’s an onboarding...