The State of Eleventy (2021) in Two Minutes
Maybe you watched last year’s Jamsnack video for Jamstack Conf 2020. It’s that time again! I made a short two minute video for Jamstack Conf 2021.
What’s New in 2021?
- Speed and Simplicity. Productive for beginners, trusted by experts.
- Two Million Downloads!
- 10,000 stars on GitHub
- Excellent community events from Eleventy Meetup and the 11ties (Jamstack Toronto)
- Eleventy Leaderboards
- Choose your own Starter Project: we added a new visual view to our starter project list, complete with automatic updating lighthouse scores for each. Filter the list by projects with four hundos. With new direct links to deploy each of these on Netlify, Stackblitz, and Glitch (when available).
- Best-in-class Image Plugin supports first-class SVG and AVIF, works with
<picture>, or even in your
- Serverless Plugin:
- Render dynamic pages with Progressive Enhancement
- Use Distributed Persistent Rendering to render and cache the first request
- Battle tested on the home page of 11ty.dev and our author pages
- Check out this Rainglow color demo
- Data can be fetched at run time (e.g. for live CMS previews) or build time (for maximum speed)
- Open source API services
- Folks are building tools on top of Eleventy:
- SSR Web Components with LitHTML
- Partial Hydration with Preact
- and a bunch more I’ve missed I’m sure! Feel free to add yours.