While writing this, I’m watching the presidential debates. It’s funny when the candidates sneak in pitches to visit their website, the one place that tells their story. Not only does that underscore the importance of our field, but also reminds me of the 2012 blog post that got me interested in JAMstack in the first place: Kyle Rush’s article
on moving the Obama campaign’s fundraising platform to Jekyll, and how the performance gains of a static website converted to actual dollars.
This is one of the reasons I think a framework like Svelte
is appealing, as it’s much lighter
weight than the others, compiling to vanilla JS. Alas, in most cases I’ve yet to be convinced that anything more than zero is acceptable if you’re not really using it.