Show and tell thread

In case you didn’t know already, the backbone of Piccalilli is the weekly newsletter of the most creative stuff on the web, featuring CSS tricks, fancy websites and mind-blowing demos.

I’m always on the lookout for stuff to feature in it, so if you’ve made something cool, stick it in here!

I’ll babble on about my site which uses Eleventy. I’m in love with 11ty and never want to use anything (other than maybe GatsbyJS) ever again for websites.


Right there with you on Eleventy; been there/done that with Gatsby :slight_smile: and Hugo before them both.


Another Eleventy user here, for my business site, running on Netlify. It’s a lovely combination to work with.


I love the link at the bottom to the WAVE accessibility checker. I’ve been looking for something like this for a long time.


I used icomoon for the svg icons.

Beautiful :heart_eyes_cat:
On mobile (ios) shows horizontal scrollbar, not dramatic but It should be an easy fix

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Thank you! Yes, good point - I’ll get that fixed. I always take so long agonising over my own sites, that with this one I’ve taken the approach of getting something online as quickly as possible and fixing issues as they arise.

Otherwise I’ll spend so long trying to get things perfect that I’ll never launch anything!

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I’ve been slowly building Sphere of Influence to geographically map historical & educational content from Twitter accounts about the Soviet Union.

Hosted as a static site on GitHub Pages & using Heroku for its tiny API, for the free cost and challenge.

I really wanted to break the idea that Static / JAMstack sites have to be heavily textual.

Had to put in a plugins system to prevent feature-creep affecting the core code, since that’s how I usually wreck my hobby projects :stuck_out_tongue:

You can read more on the About Page and the Contributors Guide of the project. Happy to answer any questions here.

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This is awesome! Such a fascinating project!

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