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Issue 37 - Get your 11ty conference merch bundle...Shaving build time...This blog is now available as a newsletter...And 5 posts, and 5 sites to see.

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Welcome to Issue 37 of the 11ty Bundle. 11ty, aka Eleventy, is a "simpler static site generator" that is designed to be simple, flexible, and highly customizable. It is built on Node.js and allows developers to create websites by transforming templates and data into static HTML files. It supports multiple template languages, giving developers the freedom to choose the languages that best suit the needs of their project.

Get your 11ty conference merch bundle

With the 11ty conference coming up, you can now get your conference merch bundle...a t-shirt and stickers. Check it out. The store is open until April 5th.

Shaving build time

In this issue, Chris Burnell showed us how to shave eleventy build times with the use of memoization, a type of caching. It's a very worthy read. I had done some similar work on this site, which I documented in this post on my personal site. If build times have you down, check these out.

This blog is now available as a newsletter

I'd been mulling this over for months and finally decided to pull the trigger. You can now get this blog as a newsletter. The content is identical to what you see in the posts here. If you're already reading it via RSS, you're covered. If you'd rather get it by email, you can sign up here. There's also a sign-up form at the bottom of every page of the site. The only places that I announce the blog posts are via RSS, Mastodon, and the Eleventy Discord server. So, if you never want to miss an issue, sign up for the newsletter. And if you're already full to the brim with email newsletters, don't.

One more thing...

You may not have noticed, but I removed the "Buy Me a Beer" link at the bottom of these posts. I had 3 reasons: first, after a couple of weeks of traffic to the site, there was nary a beer to be had; second, I'd prefer that people spend their hard-earned dollars on more meaningful things, whether that be supporting Eleventy through an Open Collective contribution or any other philanthropic endeavor of your choosing; and third, I wanted to eliminate any unnecessary javascript.

Until next time...

Recent releases

No new releases since the last issue.

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Here are the new sites to see. If you want to see more sites, check out the Eleventy Leaderboards.


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