What is A11ystack?

A11ystack is a soon-to-be-released site generator developed by Whitespace. Coupled with a Headless CMS like Headless WordPress, Municipio or Sanity, A11ystack enables organizations to launch a new web site or intranet within weeks.

These days, most of Whitespace’s new agency choose a headless CMS. Since the headless CMS is used solely for content management, you need additional technologies to actually be able to build and launch the website. Do you want to go headless without losing the features of a traditional CMS? If you run a large website or Intranet, this would typically require considerable development work. To top it off, you would end up with a bespoke solution with significant maintenance costs.

A11ystack changes things. It is a modular site generator that is bundled with

  • an API that federates the APIs of underlying services and content repositories.
  • a component library with the components required to build websites, self service portals and Intranets for thousands of employees.
  • a personalization engine.
  • SAML authentication for end users.
  • built in integration with Azure AD or LDAP.
  • search.
  • progressive web app features, including offline support.

A11ystack builds on popular and robust open source technologies like Gatsby, Storybook and GraphQL. A11ystack will be open sourced, under the AGPL 3.0 license.

A11ystack puts accessibility first

As the name implies, accessibility is front and center during the development of A11ystack. The components in the A11ystack component library are WCAG 2.1 compliant on the AA level.

Used in production since June 2020

The A11ystack product has been developed in website- and Intranet projects for Whitespace’s agency clients. The first A11ystack client launched their website in June 2020.

Sign up to be notified when A11ystack is launched

A11ystack will be launched in the second quarter of 2021.

If you fill out this form, we will notify you when A11ystack is available for download.

This post was published 27 March 2021 by David Blomberg. David is the co-founder of Whitespace.

Privacy Policy

We handle your personal data in accordance with Whitespace’s privacy policy:

  • Your contact details are stored on servers located in Sweden.
  • Unless you request information about other things, you will only receive e-mail updates on A11ystack. You can opt out at any time. If you opt out, we delete your e-mail address and any other personal data that you may have provided.
  • Whitespace may use services like Zapier, Google Mail and Slack to make data management less complicated. Please note that these are US service providers. According to the European Commission, the USA do not provide adequate protection for personal data. This means that we are required by law to make European users aware that any personal data that is submitted via this form may be forwarded to US authorities by our US service providers.

Please read the full Privacy Policy in Swedish for additional details.

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