” frameworks have been popping up, React, Vue, etc. they all promise you great ease of development but come at a cost.
- Perhaps more importantly, they have all sorts of new standards you need to adhere to in your code, which can be very daunting for beginners.
If you are building a mostly “static” website and need a bit of interactivity for a date picker for example, why would you include all this bulk?
Astro solves these issues. It allows you to keep using “file-based routing” like you do with standard HTML files. But: it allows you to use Reach, Vue, Svelte, etc. in your page when needed, and even mixing them! By default it renders to static (super fast) HTML.
, Astro has received $7M
in seed money to develop it further into a comprehensive and easy to use tool. It has the potential to move the web towards a simpler model again
Personally, I’m using Astro to build my new website which you’ll hear more about soon.