In my last newsletter, I mentioned that I’m giving a mini workshop on building and deploying an Eleventy blog. I forked the eleventy-base-blog, which was my original starting point, and made some opinionated changes:
Like the sound of that? You can preview a build and checkout out the GitHub repo. The event is on Tuesday if you still want to join.
I have a legacy webpack project that is mostly HTML pages with vanilla JS and one page that is a full React app. I’ve been wanting to add HTML templating for all the regular HTML pages. Eleventy would be great, but I still have that one page that is mostly a React app.
Slinkity is a promising-looking Eleventy plugin, but still very early stage. So I started trying out Astro. It’s pretty slick. Here are my pros and cons so far:
<script> tags. This point might become moot if they get a Script component working which will also transpile and bundle vanilla JS.
What cool new tools have you tried out lately? Drop me a line on Twitter!
I don’t have any new blog posts for this episode, but if you want a fun tongue-in-cheek read for this Friday, check out How to build a website in 2021.
Our second Eleventy meetup is next week! We’re learning about 11ty image and the creator economy. Check out all the deets on 11tymeetup.dev.
Cheerio and Happy Friday!