This article covers creating a blog from scratch using the Node.js powered static site generator Eleventy (aka 11ty). Eleventy is a relatively new project that came out in 2018 and is quickly gaining traction. It’s up to an impressive 5,000 stars on GitHub already. Eleventy keeps things simple and as you’ll see, really enables you to quickly create a fully functional site.
The blog we’ll create will contain a homepage with excerpts from our posts that can be clicked on to read the full post. Once we have our blog up and running, adding new posts will be as simple as adding new Markdown files. Eleventy will take care of generating HTML pages seamlessly for us as well as updating the homepage.Read more