Matthias Ott avatar Matthias Ott

Transient Frameworks

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Many of the latest additions to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript first existed as JavaScript libraries or frameworks or pre-processors or polyfills and then found their way into the standards process, back into the layers of web technology that move slower and are more resilient.

But does this make web standards and native platform features weaker or even obsolete? To the contrary. Frameworks come and go. They are transient.


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    Sam Magura

    Why We're Breaking Up with CSS-in-JS

    Thanks for reading this deep dive into runtime CSS-in-JS. Like any technology, it has its pros and cons. Ultimately, it's up to you as a developer to evaluate these pros and cons and then make an informed decision about whether the technology is right for your use case. For us at Spot, the runtime performance cost of Emotion far outweighed the DX benefits, especially when you consider that the alternative of Sass Modules + utility classes still has a good DX while providing vastly superior performance.

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    Anthony Ricaud avatar Anthony Ricaud

    HTML and CSS techniques to reduce your JavaScript

    relying on solutions provided natively by browsers enables you to benefit at low cost from the expertise of the community creating web standards. These solutions generally have the advantage of using less code, thus reducing maintenance efforts for a development team (for example, no need to update the libraries used).