Contents tagged “JavaScript”

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  1. screenshot of React Bias

    Jeremy Wagner avatar Jeremy Wagner

    React Bias

    The juxtaposition of The HTTP Archive’s analysis and The State of JS 2020 Survey results suggest that a disproportionately small—yet exceedingly vocal minority—of white male developers advocate strongly for React, and by extension, a development experience that favors thick client/thin server architectures which are given to poor performance in adverse conditions. Such conditions are less likely to be experienced by white male developers themselves, therefore reaffirming and reflecting their own biases in their work.

  2. screenshot of HTML and CSS techniques to reduce your JavaScript

    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).

  3. screenshot of Please disable JavaScript to view this site

    Remy Sharp avatar Remy Sharp

    Please disable JavaScript to view this site

    Most of the web sites I visit on an average day require JavaScript to allow me to navigate the site fully. At least once a week there will be a web site that fails to fully load JavaScript for me and I'll (rage) quit the site and usually committing it to a bank of "web sites I can't be arsed to ever visit again because they messed up".

  4. screenshot of The (extremely) loud minority

    Andy Bell avatar Andy Bell

    The (extremely) loud minority

    Always remember that although a subset of the JavaScript community can be very loud, they represent a paltry portion of the web as a whole. This means that when they say something like “CSS sucks”—what they mean is “CSS sucks for a small subset of less than 1 percent of the web”

  5. screenshot of The Cost of Javascript Frameworks

    Tim Kadlec avatar Tim Kadlec

    The Cost of Javascript Frameworks

    In an ideal world, I believe a framework should go beyond developer experience value and provide concrete value for the people using our sites. Performance is just one part of that—accessibility and security both come to mind as well—but it’s an essential part.

  6. screenshot of Second-guessing the modern web

    Tom MacWright avatar Tom MacWright

    Second-guessing the modern web

    […] there is a swath of use cases which would be hard without React and which aren’t complicated enough to push beyond React’s limits. But there are also a lot of problems for which I can’t see any concrete benefit to using React. Those are things like blogs, shopping-cart-websites, mostly-CRUD-and-forms-websites. For these things, all of the fancy optimizations are optimizations to get you closer to the performance you would’ve gotten if you just hadn’t used so much technology.

  7. screenshot of Hydration

    Jeremy Keith avatar Jeremy Keith


    The layered approach of progressive enhancement echoes the separation of concerns in the front-end stack: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript—each layer expressing more power. But while these concepts are related, they’re not interchangable. Separating out the layers of your tech stack isn’t necessarily progressive enhancement. If you have some HTML that relies on JavaScript to be useful, then there’s no benefit in separating that HTML into a separate payload. The HTML that you initially send down the wire needs to be functional (at least at a basic level) before the JavaScript arrives.

  8. screenshot of The importance of elegance

    Johan Halse avatar Johan Halse

    The importance of elegance

    If code is explicit and testable but hard to read and follow, then we’ve lost our most important property along the way. Code is first and foremost designed to be read by humans, not computers. Turning source code into CPU instructions is the compiler’s job, not mine […]

  9. screenshot of When should you be using Web Workers?

    Surma avatar Surma

    When should you be using Web Workers?

    Surma explains very well how “low-end phones will mostly likely be used by the massive number of people coming online in the next couple of years“, and why we need to take that into account when we design our frontend Web architectures.

  10. screenshot of Front-end Developer Handbook 2019

    Cody Lindley avatar Cody Lindley

    Front-end Developer Handbook 2019

    If you want to grok the great diversity of topics and technologies involved in Front-end Web development, here is probably the most comprehensive source you can find nowadays.

  11. screenshot of What if?

    Harry Roberts avatar Harry Roberts

    What if?

    If you’re going to build an image loader that hides the whole page until all images are ready, you must also ask yourself what if the images don’t arrive?

  12. screenshot of Metrics from 1M Sites

    Steve Souders avatar Steve Souders

    Metrics from 1M Sites

    What catches my eye are the gaps between TTFB and the paint metrics, and between the paint metrics and First CPU Idle. These gaps are caused by JavaScript dominating the browser main thread. This happens after TTFB when all the blocking scripts are executed – these have to finish before any rendering can happen.

  13. JavaScript universel et architecture isomorphe

    On parle depuis quelque temps de « JavaScript isomorphe » pour décrire des architectures Web dans lesquelles on abandonne les principes historiques des Single Page Applications composées de coquilles HTML vides et moult JavaScript pour les remplir. Le JavaScript isomorphe a plutôt comme principe de produire des pages HTML pleinement fonctionnelles dès la sortie du serveur, mais chargeant elles aussi moult JavaScript pour prendre le relai —si possible— afin d'améliorer l'expérience utilisateur. Je propose que l'on parle d'« architecture isomorphe », une implémentation possible étant en « JavaScript universel ».

  14. Nostalgie…

    Grâce à Google Groups, sorti récemment en version beta[1], j'ai retrouvé la trace de mes premiers pas sur les newsgroups, le 12 décembre 1996 !

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