"Most websites are about delivering content. HTML is amazing for this and you DON'T NEED JAVASCRIPT."

I would like to marry this post. 👰


@sonniesedge If only that post didn't need 69 requests and over half a megabyte to transfer, and wouldn't include facebook and google javascript trackers... what it preaches is great. The platform it does so... not so much.

Though, at least it is under a megabyte, but still very far from the 10kb he lists as desirable.

For comparison, brutalist-web.design/ has similar goals, and clocks in at 157kb, images included.



It's even possible to use all the fancy CSS, web fonts (subsetted) and end up with a styled 192kb site with sub-second load time: gtmetrix.com/reports/scripter.

You just need to *know* what exactly your site is loading. Also use as strict CSP as possible for a more secure site.

(I do use a tiny bit of JavaScript borrowed from elsewhere for dynamic TOC and MathJax). Now I just need to learn JS so that I can get rid of jQuery.

@kaushalmodi Indeed, but that's quite a bit of work to get there.

(the post in question loads at 2s, and pagespeed/yslow scores are only B, with plenty of low-hanging issues it could improve on.)

I'm not a web dev by profession. So it took me a while to discover, learn and adopt stuff like minification, cache busting, font subsetted and image size optimization.

Sites like gtmetrix and webpagetest helped me get my site to where it is right now.

Now the final bottleneck is me needing to learn JS. Then I can probably do without jQuery except on my Search page.

But for folks in webdev, I'd believe that all of the above concepts would be common.

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