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Eleventy Quick Tip №7: Fetch GitHub Stargazers Count (and More) at Build Time

January 31, 2019

Older iterations of this website used a third party JavaScript widget to show the number of GitHub Stars the project currently had. This was in fact the only <script> tag on the entire web site and it was from a third party. Naturally, it needed to be annihilated.

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Zach Leatherman IndieWeb Avatar for a builder for the web and the creator/maintainer of IndieWeb Avatar for https://www.11ty.devEleventy (11ty), an award-winning open source site generator. At one point he became entirely too fixated on web fonts. He has given 81 talks in nine different countries at events like Beyond Tellerrand, Smashing Conference, Jamstack Conf, CSSConf, and The White House. Formerly part of CloudCannon, Netlify, Filament Group, NEJS CONF, and NebraskaJS. Learn more about Zach »

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