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What is 11ty?

A simpler static site generator. An alternative to Jekyll. Written in JavaScript. Transforms a directory of templates (of varying types) into HTML. Works with HTML, Markdown, Liquid, Nunjucks, Handlebars, Mustache, EJS, Haml, Pug, and JavaScript Template Literals.
11ty is a tool in the Static Site Generators category of a tech stack.
11ty is an open source tool with 14.1K GitHub stars and 432 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to 11ty's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses 11ty?

8 companies reportedly use 11ty in their tech stacks, including Eko Tech Stack, Orbit.love, and Mitigate.

75 developers on StackShare have stated that they use 11ty.
Pros of 11ty
Flexibility on choosing template
Content decoupled as much as possible from Eleventy
Flexible, allows progressive conversion of templates
Great use of data files/sources
Zero boilerplate client-side JavaScript

11ty's Features

  • Uses independent template engines
  • Works with your project’s existing directory structure
  • Works with multiple template languages
  • Zero-config by default but has flexible configuration options
  • JavaScript alternative to Jekyll

11ty Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to 11ty?
Hugo is a static site generator written in Go. It is optimized for speed, easy use and configurability. Hugo takes a directory with content and templates and renders them into a full html website. Hugo makes use of markdown files with front matter for meta data.
Think of Jekyll as a file-based CMS, without all the complexity. Jekyll takes your content, renders Markdown and Liquid templates, and spits out a complete, static website ready to be served by Apache, Nginx or another web server. Jekyll is the engine behind GitHub Pages, which you can use to host sites right from your GitHub repositories.
Hexo is a fast, simple and powerful blog framework. It parses your posts with Markdown or other render engine and generates static files with the beautiful theme. All of these just take seconds.
In Metalsmith, all of the logic is handled by plugins. You simply chain them together. Since everything is a plugin, the core library is actually just an abstraction for manipulating a directory of files.
Gatsby lets you build blazing fast sites with your data, whatever the source. Liberate your sites from legacy CMSs and fly into the future.
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