Automation in Side Projects

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Stephanie Eckles


Steph used the static site generator 11ty to build a community-driven site and launch it in just a week's worth of 5to9 time. Learn about the features of 11ty that made that possible and how you too can create an automated, community-driven site with minimum oversight. We'll start by reviewing a checklist to help plan for accepting contributions, then see how to build key features with 11ty.

Stephanie Eckles is the author of ModernCSS.dev which provides modern solutions to old CSS problems as in-depth tutorials. She's also the creator of StyleStage.dev which encourages contributors to restyle the same HTML to practice their modern CSS and web design skills. Steph has over 13 years of webdev experience, and currently leads the design system development for a large fintech enterprise. She's an advocate for accessibility, scalable CSS, site performance, and 11ty, and recently joined egghead as an instructor. Offline, she's mom to two toddler girls and enjoys baking.