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A nice list of tips and tools on how to use simpler browser standards and APIs to avoid the added weight of unnecessary JavaScript and libraries.

Lodash, Moment and other similar libraries are expensive and we don’t always need them. This Github repo contains a host of nice tips, snippets and code–analysing tools.

One cautionary note regarding the idea of replacing JS with CSS: although the idea of using CSS rather than JavaScript for components like tabs and modals seems nice at first, it doesn’t properly consider that we often need JS for reasons of accessibility, in order to apply the correct aria attributes when the state of a UI component is modified.

Via Will Matthewson at work (FreeAgent) during our group conversation on JavaScript strategy.

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