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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)

Preface

Eleventy (11ty) is the dark horse of the Jamstack world. In the tradition of static site generators (SSGs) such as Jekyll and Hugo, 11ty takes steps to bring the entirety of the Node.js ecosystem to help developers build highly performant, static-first websites that can be served blazingly quickly from a content delivery network (or simple server).

Eleventy by Example covers everything you need to create your first 11ty website, then dives into making more complex sites and extending 11ty’s base functionality with custom shortcodes, plugins, and content types. Over the course of five interactive projects, you’ll learn how to build basic websites, blogs, media sites, and static sites that still respond to user input without needing a server. With this, you’ll learn about basic 11ty concepts such as templates, collections, and data use, and advanced skills such as plugin creation, image manipulation, working with a headless CMS, and using the powerful 11ty Serverless plugin.

By the end of the book, you’ll be ready to take advantage of all the power 11ty offers to build almost any web project, with best practices that can be taken from project to project, reducing the time it takes to get a site launched.