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Soft UI Design Eleventy (11ty)

Open-source starter built with Eleventy (11ty) and Prismic and Soft UI Design System.

Eleventy Soft UI is an Eleventy adaptation of Soft UI Design System (a user-friendly and beautiful design system based on Bootstrap 5), including a Blog System that uses Prismic CMS for content management.

Soft UI Design System is built with over 70 frontend individual elements, like buttons, inputs, navbars, nav tabs, cards, or alerts, giving you the freedom of choosing and combining. All components can take variations in color, which you can easily modify using SASS files and classes.


Features​

  • ✅ UI: Soft UI Design System crafted by Creative-Tim
  • ✅ Prismic CMS for blog posts
  • ✅ CSS Pipeline (Sass, CleanCSS)
  • ✅ JS Bundling (Webpack)
  • ✅ SVG Icon Sprite Generation
  • ✅ Critical CSS, HTML Minification

Eleventy Soft UI Design - Open-source SSG starter provided by AppSeed in 11ty on top of Soft UI Design.


✅ Quick Start​

This project uses includes a Blog system that uses Prismic CMS. You'll need a free prismic.io account.


✅ Setup Prismic CMS​

  • In your Prismic account, create a new repository.

  • In your repository, create a repeatable custom type called Blog Posts with API ID "blogposts".

  • To configure the content model for Blog Posts, paste this code in the JSON editor of the Blog Posts content type.

    {
    "Main": {
    "title": {
    "type": "StructuredText",
    "config": {
    "single": "heading1, heading2, heading3, heading4, heading5, heading6",
    "label": "title",
    "placeholder": "Title of the article"
    }
    },
    "uid": {
    "type": "UID",
    "config": {
    "label": "uid",
    "placeholder": "ID of the article"
    }
    },
    "date": {
    "type": "Date",
    "config": {
    "label": "date",
    "placeholder": "Created date of the article"
    }
    },
    "article_image": {
    "type": "Image",
    "config": {
    "constraint": {},
    "thumbnails": [],
    "label": "article_image"
    }
    },
    "body": {
    "type": "StructuredText",
    "config": {
    "multi": "paragraph,preformatted,heading1,heading2,heading3,heading4,heading5,heading6,strong,em,hyperlink,image,embed,list-item,o-list-item,rtl",
    "allowTargetBlank": true,
    "label": "Body of the Article",
    "placeholder": "Article Body"
    }
    }
    }
    }

  • Add a bunch of content to the Blog Post. This is the data 11ty will use to build your site blog.

  • Find your API endpoint in your repository settings, you will need it when you're setting up your local project and Netlify deploy.

Prismic - Get REPO Url


✅ Local Development​

  • After setting up Prismic CMS, Generate a new repo from this repository template which will copy this project into your own new repo.
  • Open the terminal, Clone your new repository with git clone <https://github.com/YOUR_REPO>,
  • Navigate to the newly created repo and, and run "npm install" to install all dependencies.
  • Rename the ".env.sample" file (located in the root directory) to ".env" and edit the file to add your Prismic repository API endpoint.
  • Run "npm run start" to start a development server or "npm run build" to build your site.

✅ Deploy to Netlify​

  • Upload the local repository you set up to Github.
  • Go to Netlify. Once you’ve logged in, click the 'New site from Git' button and choose the forked repository you just created.
  • Follow the prompts, it will build and deploy the new site on Netlify, bringing you to the site dashboard when the build is complete.
  • When you get to deploy & build settings, you need to add your Prismic repository API endpoint as an environmental variable named PRISMIC_REPOSITORY_NAME

Netlify - Env Setup (1)


Netlify - Env Setup (1)


✅ SetUP Netlify build HOOK​

We need to set up a webhook so that when you save a Prismic document, this triggers a Netlify build.

Go to your Netlify site settings and add a webhook under Build & deploy, you'll get a URL that triggers the webhook:

Netlify - Build Hooks (1)

Go to your Prismic repository setting and under webhook add the Netlify webhook URL:

Netlify - Build Hooks (1)


✅ Codebase Structure​

eleventy-soft-ui-design
├── src/
│ ├── assets/
│ │ ├── css/
│ │ ├── favicon/
│ │ ├── fonts/
│ │ ├── img/
│ │ ├── js/
│ │ ├── scripts/modules/app.js
│ │ └── scss/app.scss
│ ├── data/
│ │ ├── app.json
│ │ ├── meta.json
│ │ └── prismicData.js
│ ├── includes/
│ ├── layouts/
│ ├── pages/
│ ├── sections/
│ ├── 404.njk
│ ├── feed.njk
│ ├── index.njk
│ ├── blog.njk
│ ├── presentation.njk
│ ├── robots.njk
│ └── sitemap.njk
├── utils/
├── .eleventy.js
├── .env.sample
├── .gitignore
├── .prettierrc
├── netlify.toml
└── package.js

✅ Customization​

CSS

Styling can be written in Sass. The main index file is in src/static/assets/styles/main.scss. Import any SCSS code you want in there; it will be processed and optimized. The output is in dist/static/assets/styles/main.css

JS

Javascript can be written in ES6 syntax. The main index file is in src/static/assets/scripts/main.js. It will be transpiled to ES5 with babel, bundled together with webpack, and minified in production. The output is in dist/static/assets/scripts/main.js

Global Data Files

You can update the global data like title, meta description of the site at src/data/meta.json


✅ Resources​