Kickin - bootstrap your Eleventy project

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  • GitHub repo mkcert

    A simple zero-config tool to make locally trusted development certificates with any names you'd like.

    We use mkcert to generate SSL certificates. Make sure you installed it on your local machine as well.

  • GitHub repo TypeScript

    TypeScript is a superset of JavaScript that compiles to clean JavaScript output.

    Starter supports modern JavaScript syntax (except for Eleventy's templates) and TypeScript.

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  • GitHub repo pwa-asset-generator

    Automates PWA asset generation and image declaration. Automatically generates icon and splash screen images, favicons and mstile images. Updates manifest.json and index.html files with the generated images according to Web App Manifest specs and Apple Human Interface guidelines.

    If you want to create PWA, you will need icons for your application for different platforms. This package uses pwa-assets-generator to create icons from an image. It will automatically insert links to icons into the HTML of every page and in the manifest.json file along with generated icons. All you need is an image as a template for future icons. By default, it is a favicon.png under the src directory.

  • GitHub repo eleventy 🕚⚡️

    A simpler static site generator. An alternative to Jekyll. Transforms a directory of templates (of varying types) into HTML.

    We always chase productivity on our pages. And Web development community has got many instruments that help achieve this goal. Eleventy is one of them. It is a great tool that offers an easy way of combining templates and data into fully operative static pages that you can host on a server.

  • GitHub repo Sass

    Sass makes CSS fun!

    In Kickin Sass language is supported.

  • GitHub repo svgo

    ⚙️ Node.js tool for optimizing SVG files

    It handles images of your page. It can properly rebase, minify and generate optimal types of images that all browsers support. It uses @11ty/eleventy-img under the hood but also can minify SVGs (uses SVGO). Compression is disabled in development mode to reduce build time. You want a quick response on your changes, aren't you? 😊 So, we do too.

  • GitHub repo eleventy-packages

    Monorepo for all Eleventy plugins.

    This is a repository where a code of all plugins live.

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

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