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Issue 43 - The 11ty conference happened...a roundup, New eleventy-img wow-ness, A POSSE repo, Two new categories, A reading time plugin...And 1 release, 16 posts, and 9 sites to see

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Welcome to Issue 43 of the 11ty Bundle. 11ty, aka Eleventy, is a 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 templating languages, including HTML, Markdown, Nunjucks, Liquid, and more, which gives developers the freedom to choose the languages they are most comfortable with or that best suit their project's needs.

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I've managed to find an hour here and an hour there, while traveling, so maybe there won't be a gap in my posting. Anyway...we've got a good one this week. Let's get to it!

The 11ty Conference happened...a roundup. On May 9th, the 11ty conference aired live, and it was a real good conference about making web sites real good. If you want to watch it from start to finish, the entire conference is right here on YouTube.

Here's a set of talk-by-talk links in case you don't want to watch them in order. These links are also in the description of the full video. I'm skipping the 20-minute countdown, but it was hilarious as at each 11-second mark past the minute, a random voice would say "eleven" in a unique way.

The conference was exceptionally well done and everything was on time. And the talks were varied and interesting.

New eleventy-img wow-ness. During Zach's talk on the Future of Eleventy, he showed off a new way to use the eleventy-img plugin. Just watch the talk and be prepared to be wow'd.

A POSSE repo. If you've wondered about POSSE (Publish (on your) Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere), in a follow-up to his talk at the 11ty Conference, Henry Desroches has created a posse-with-11ty, "...a very basic implementation of a POSSE-style microblog publishing strategy using IndieWeb principles and some IndieWeb services."

Two new categories. I've created two new categories here. First, with all of the post-conference reflection posts that I've come across, I've given them a home as the 11ty Conference category. Second, while there is already a Drafts category, I noticed that some of them also discussed scheduling. And as I've run across a couple of other posts on scheduling, it felt like it was time to give it its own category. So, Scheduling is now a thing.

A reading time plugin. While some of us have written our own implementation of "reading time" to add that to our posts, this plugin by Max Boll just surfaced and it's a nice, lightweight, configurable approach for those who don't want to write their own. You can find it on GitHub at eleventy-plugin-readingtime. He also wrote a blog post about it.

Until next time...

Recent releases

eleventy-img v5.0.0-beta.4

Utility to perform build-time image transformations. - Release v5.0.0-beta.4 · 11ty/eleventy-img

Posts from around the web since the last Bundle issue

Oppossum Symposium

Explore the highlights of a virtual symposium for 11ty, where community, knowledge, and passion for web technologies collided. From heartfelt kickoff remarks to inspiring speaker insights, join in the celebration of creativity and collaboration in the digital realm.

Categories: 11ty Conference 2024

Create a Blog with Eleventy and Storyblok

This is a step-by-step tutorial on how to create a blog site using Eleventy and Storyblok.

Categories: BloggingCMSConfigurationHow to...Pagination

Static Sites Do Scale: Eleventy vs. Next.js at 11ty Event

Eleventy is an act of rebellion against the dark forces driving today’s internet, says its creator. And it turns out, Eleventy does scale.

Categories: 11ty Conference 2024

An Organizer's Retrospective on the 11ty Conference

A post by Zach Leatherman (zachleat)

Categories: 11ty Conference 2024

My impressions on The 11ty International Symposium on Making Web Sites Real Good

I've seen, dare I say attended, the completely virtual and very first 11ty conference, and I like to share my impressions.

Categories: 11ty Conference 2024

Eleventy Reading Time Plugin

Maximilian Boll - Frontend Web-Developer in Mainz/Germany -

Categories: How to...Plugins

Scheduling Posts with a Static Site

Alex Hyett is a Software Developer, YouTuber and Writer focussed on helping people transform their lives by learning how to code.

Categories: DeploymentDraftsHow to...Scheduling

Weekly Roundup #3 - Possum Edition

This week I annoyed everyone at the 11ty conference.

Categories: 11ty Conference 2024

11ty Conference Thoughts

My reactions and opinions on the 11ty International Symposium on Making Web Sites Real Good

Categories: 11ty Conference 2024

A custom collection to sort events with Eleventy

I made a custom collection with a filter to sort events by their custom date data.

Categories: CollectionsDatesFiltersFront MatterNunjucks/Macros

Why I'm leaving Astro for 11ty

No description provided.

Categories: Migrating to EleventyWhy Eleventy?

Supporting a full-text RSS feed

Up until now, I've only included a short description for posts in my RSS feed, but I've changed tactics so fellow RSS perverts can choose to read my stuff in their reader of choice.

Categories: CollectionsHow to...RSS

Eleventy Image problem with Netlify's build

I used wrong slashes in my source code, so Netlify's build step failed while using Eleventy Image.

Categories: DebuggingImagesPlugins

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