Astro looks very interesting. It’s in part a static site builder (a bit like Eleventy) but it also comes with a modern (revolutionary?) developer experience which lets you author components as web components or in a JS framework of your choice but then renders those to static HTML for optimal performance. Oh, and as far as I can tell theres no build pipeline!
Astro lets you use any framework you want (or none at all). And if most sites only have islands of interactivity, shouldn’t our tools optimize for that?
People have been posting some great thoughts and insights on Astro already, for example:
- Chris Coyier’s review
- Review in CSS-Tricks Newsletter #255 including links to Chris’s Astro demo site
- The web is too damn complex, by Robin Rendle
- Astro’s introductory blog post