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First impressions on 11ty

Written on February 6, 2019

I started checking out the static site generator (SSG) 11ty tonight. It is pretty impressive so far. I’m digging the fact that it is a JavaScript based generator, it’s super flexible and pretty fast from what I’m seeing so far.

I’m liking it more than Hugo. Hugo has never really clicked for me. Although it’s got a pretty huge community around it, I always found it hard to understand and couldn’t get the information I needed from the documentation.

It seems 11ty is the opposite. It is different from Jekyll in that it is less opinionated, but where it shines is its documentation and flexibility. I’ve found the onboarding quite good even after just spending an hour on it. It has definitely piqued my interest and I’m looking forward to diving into 11ty some more.

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