Is it Magic or is it Technology?

The backbone of this site is a static site generator called Eleventy (11ty)). To build and deploy I use the free services from Netlify. This allows me to setup a listener which builds the site on each successful checkin on Github. It also provides me a free Let's Enctrypt certificate to deliver the page via HTTPS plus a free Netlify subdomain. When I started with experimenting with the Jamstack and Netlify, it felt like doing magic. But the longer I continued, I realazied that it is just a tech stack, I had no experience with 👽

To use a bit of comfort options and enhance the blog, I added Sass and some custom properties/filters to the core 11ty functionality.

All the Code is available on GitHub. I don't think you will find magic here, but if you find errors or violations of practices, please let me know.


Fast and secure sites and apps delivered by pre-rendering files and serving them directly from a CDN, removing the requirement to manage or run web servers.

For me the Jamstack was unknown. Big buzzword, but my jobwise experience was more in monolitic Java applications with heavy frontends and templating connected to an immense bussines logic layer. So I decided to try it out on my own.

The JAM in the Jamstack is:


I want to take a look at NetlifyCMS. ATM writing blog entries is alawys doing it in the IDE, so having a web based editor seems much more convenient.