A JavaScript-Free Frontend

Matt Reyer talks about turning his web front-end into a much lighter client. I have done this for years with my own projects, cutting out external libraries and even non-essential Javascript and CSS until I had as minimal an application as possible. This is a growing trend. My desire to avoid unnecessary complexity and code dependence drove the development of First Crack, the blogging engine behind this site. In the same vein, check out Addy Osmani’s great article The Cost Of JavaScript In 2018.