June 13, 2023: PDF Flipbook alternatives: static site generator

This is part 2 in a 3-part series highlighting PDF flipbook alternatives.

Bryan Jonker will join us to share his experience using 11ty to develop the College of Education’s 2022 Impact Report, 2021 Impact Report, and 2020 Impact Report as static websites. He will discuss the pros and cons of using a static site generator to produce a digital magazine experience, including the compromises you need to make in transitioning from a pixel-perfect magazine-style PDF layout to a mobile-friendly responsive website. There are benefits and drawbacks to this approach, so it may not be right for everyone, but there are distinct advantages for accessibility, usability, and a host of other reasons that make it worth considering.

Join us to see if this flipbook alternative might be a good candidate for creating digital magazine experiences for your unit!

You can view the Impact Report GitHub project if you’d like to see the underlying code.