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Build An Eleventy (11ty) Site From Scratch

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Start from a blank project and build up to an Eleventy site that includes a blog collection and is prepared to source content from a headless CMS. You'll also learn how to add Sass as the styling solution, complete with triggering 11ty to re-compile when the Sass changes.

These lessons will help explain key 11ty features and concepts to help you make the most of this amazing static site generator.

By the last lesson, you'll have learned how to:

  • define custom input and output directories
  • create a layout that accesses front matter variables
  • watch for Sass changes and include CSS in the build proces
  • create an 11ty collection using tags
  • define front matter for an entire collection
  • make and apply a filter to a collection
  • generate pages from an external data source, such as a CMS or API

Learner Reviews

  • Sven
    4 months ago
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    What did you like about this course?

    Very clear, with an essential takeway. Excellent diction too, which helps when you don't have english as your first language. The course also is essential in its content which is good and frustrating :) Very good work!

  • Davida Gaffney
    4 months ago
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    What would make this collection a 7 for you?

    A little bit longer time spent on code view so I could follow along better. I had to stop and start and rewind a bunch. Not a huuuuge deal though. Very cool set of tutorials!

  • Victor
    4 months ago
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    What would make this collection a 7 for you?

    Excellent collection of videos. The only problem I see is that there is over-use of nanjucks templating logic within the markdown pages, instead of employing partials and/or individual layout templates (which I believe would be more standard in SSG's) thereby offering more separation of content and logic. Of course, this may be a question of taste, since the use of nunjucks logic inside a markdown file offers a very flexible "mdx" kind of approach and does show off eleventy's remarkable flexibility. I did love the simplicity of the lessons, however. A huge amount covered in a short space.

  • James Hall
    5 months ago
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    What did you like about this course?

    Quick and very informative, and provides a great entry to 11ty. Thanks.

  • Brent
    5 months ago
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    What did you like about this course?

    This is a great introduction to basic 11ty. I've been curious about it for a while, so this video series hit at the perfect time. I would love a full overview course on 11ty. Thanks! Keep up the great work!

Course Content

19m • 5 lessons

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