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Stuffing the front end

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Here’s Bridget Stewart, a developer from Ohio, with some thoroughly enjoyable “curmudgeonly” thoughts on why your website doesn’t necessarily need a Javascript framework.

With websites taking a median time of 5.8 seconds to show primary content (source: HTTPArchive) and Google warning us that 53% of mobile visits leave pages that take longer than three seconds to load, it’s hard to justify stuffing the front-end unnecessarily.

Bridget’s article also contains this quote which I love:

First, solve the problem. Then, write the code.

— John Johnson

Essentially, don’t select the tooling first—a principle I fully endorse.

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