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Jamstacked Issue 36

A handy, curated list filled with Jamstack resources and tools

Published: Aug 5, 2021

Your update on all things Jamstack

#​36 — August 5, 2021
✦ web version

Jamstack and serverless are like peanut butter and jelly. Each is great on its own, but the combination is so much better! In fact, it's hard to remember the last time I wrote any kind of Jamstack site without a serverless function of some sort. Next Thursday, I'm hosting and emceeing the Moar Serverless virtual conference. It's a great opportunity to boost your serverless knowledge and skills. If you'd like to join me there, I've got 50 free tickets for Jamstacked subscribers. Hopefully I'll see you there.

Brian Rinaldi

↘︎ What's Good

Slinkity is basically what you’d get if you tried to build Astro on top of Eleventy. It allows component frameworks (React, Vue, and Svelte) for writing page/layout templates and hydrates component-driven pages on the client.

Ben Holmes

Jamstack Ecosystem
A really useful reference filled with curated lists of third-party tools and resources for Jamstack static sites in 11 different categories, including feature comparison tables for each.


Build Your Static Blog With Gridsome — A 2021 Guide
This 20-chapter guide walking you through many aspects of building sites with Gridsome has been recently updated.

Simon Mannes

✂︎ Tools and Resources

  • Livemark - An SSG that allows you to add interactive charts, tables, scripts to Markdown and generate HTML.
  • Eleventy Support in CloudCannon - You can now use Eleventy, Jekyll and Hugo in CloudCannon's git-based CMS.
  • What is the Jamstack? A Panel - I was fortunate to participate in this expert panel moderated by Gerald Onyango for Jamstack Philly.
  • Hugo 0.87 - Adds two requested features: Default time zone support for dates without zone offset or location info and localized time, dates and numbers.

❖ Tidbits

Building an Automated Screenshot Service on Netlify in ~140 Lines of Code
How Zach wrote a serverless function to automate generating screenshots for the Eleventy docs.

Zach Leatherman

Serverless Functions as Proxies
Having a serverless function as a proxy in order to protect your keys is a common problem for Jamstack sites making API calls.

Chris Coyier

Structuring Eleventy Projects
Having a common directory/file structure for Eleventy projects can help you get your bearings when moving across multiple projects.

Jérôme Coupé

How Can You Handle Videos on Your Jamstack Websites?
A look at some of the options for adding video to your site using a self-hosted video player, or through a streaming solution.

Nebojsa Radakovic

Thanks for reading. Catch you next time — Brian