October 30, 2022
Long live the lean web
The following text is a Twitter thread from Thomas Fuchs. Every web developer should have read this. He posted it in November 2017 and it becomes more valuable every year. Chris Ferdinandy even wrote a whole book about it. Thomas ended the thread with the title of this post: ‘Long live the lean web’.
- Much improved load times, especially on mobile
- no lock-in to a client-side framework
- simpler HTML structure
- Less code = easier to debug
- Get more done faster with a smaller team
- Almost no cross-browser issues anymore
I’m hoping for a second renaissance for the Web, like the one we had after we collectively decided that we don’t want Flash no more. That will happen when people realize that ginormous lock-in client-side “browser-in-a-browser” frameworks aren’t necessary to make great apps.
Less is more.
Brevity is the soul of wit.
A huge fan
You can never give too much credits, hence this post. I aim to be a part of the second renaissance Thomas dreams of. Let’s make it happen! Long live the lean web!
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