Good eleventy resources to get started with
21st July 2021
Eleventy (or it’s abbreviated form 11ty) is a wonderful static site generator from Zach Leatherman, and it’s my preferred tool for building websites these days.
It lets you combine files (like markdown) and templates (in a multitude of formats) to produce web sites, and has a lovely in-built dev server.
Because its output is static, you can host on sites like Netlify and Vercel for free for simple sites.
I learn’t from poking around in people’s open eleventy repositories for their sites, but right now I see the following as the best resources to get started with:
- Andy Bell’s wonderful eleventy course - Learn Eleventy from Scratch - now made free for all - really comprehensive.
- Stephanie Eckles getting started post Going Beyond Static Sites With Eleventy - a solid overview and video.
- 11ty Rocks Stephanie Eckles comprehensive 11ty tips site - such a good resource.
- The official docs site.
- The giant list of tutorials on the 11ty docs site.
Thanks to all those who shared their tips and tricks online.