making slides with eleventy
Preparing for a talk on the static site generator, Eleventy, I wondered if I could apply the same concepts to building a slide deck as I have for my Eleventy sites. The main benefits to me were to allow slides to be written in Markdown and provide a base configuration to sprinkle extra Eleventy magic like shortcodes in the future.
I tried a few approaches to massage the Markdown input into the format that made the most sense for Eleventy. I rabbit-holed a few times with the HTML transformations required and hacking the copied version of client-side
big.js into something I fully understood.
Is it better than big? I don’t think so. Was it fun to build? Yes. Will I use it in the future? Probably!
Check it out over at eleventy-little.