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Issue 50 - Zach's Eleventy Weekly Report №5, A couple of v3 upgrade posts, Zach on the Windows Terminal, Not Eleventy-related but fun...And 9 posts, 2 releases, and 9 sites to see

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Welcome to Issue 50 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.

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Zach's Eleventy Weekly Report №5. First, we're up to alpha.14 (and this site is running on it). Rather than put the rest of it into my own words, I'll share Zach's Mastodon post where he's been outlining his weekly progress on all things Eleventy.

Zach's weekly eleventy update number 4

A couple of v3 upgrade posts. Alex Zappa and I each wrote posts about upgrading to version 3. Here is Alex's and here is mine. You can also find these, along with others in the Upgrading category.

Zach on the Windows Terminal. Zach wrote a post about the challenges with various forms of Terminal functionality on Windows. In it, he outlines what he's done to make it easier, including adding a tabbed interface in the quick start docs to provide specific guidance.

Not Eleventy-related, but fun. I subscribe to Cassidy Williams' newsletter. Today's issue had a link to a 20-minute-ish talk given by Josh Wardle, the author of the popular word game, Wordle. He spoke about how he developed the game. But, what struck me was how he described the way the game has become a way for people to stay connected. I play it every day and I share my result with 3 close friends on the east coast. Two of them are guys I went to high school many moons ago and the other is the widow of another high school friend. They all share theirs too and we give each other shit from time to time, like the time I failed to solve the game 2 days in a row. It's a small, fun, and powerful way to stay connected. And the path that the game took from his developing it for his partner to selling it to the New York Times is fascinating.

Until next time...

Recent releases

Eleventy v3.0.0-alpha.14

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eleventy-plugin-vite v5.0.0-alpha.1

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Posts from around the web

Building a Custom Filter for Eleventy Collections

Lists are wonderful, and filters make them better. This article is about building a custom filter for Eleventy collections.

Jul 1, 2024

Categories: CollectionsFiltersHow to...Search

Upgrade 11ty to v3, reorg, ESM, and debug

I upgraded to 11ty v3 and proceeded to debug.

Jun 28, 2024

Categories: ConfigurationFiltersUpgrading

New Reading page, powered by the Airtable API

A walkthrough on how I used Eleventy and the Airtable API to power a bookshelf pages with books I’ve read

Jun 28, 2024

Categories: Data CascadeGlobal DataHow to...Remote Data

Nested pagination with 11ty

How to paginate through an array of arrays.

Jun 27, 2024

Categories: How to...PaginationWebC

Organizing NPM Build Scripts

I recently took an existing codebase and ported it over to Eleventy. The main purpose was to recreate the website with existing markdown files and CSS. Creating the collections and templates…

Jun 27, 2024

Categories: Asset PipelinesCSS/SassHow to...

Saving links to Omnivore and using labels to display those as bookmarks on my website

Jun 25, 2024

Categories: FiltersHow to...Remote Data

Upgrading to Eleventy v3

I took some time this week to upgrade my site to the newest version of Eleventy. Here's what I learned.

Jun 23, 2024

Categories: CSS/SassImagesUpgrading

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