WDRL 271

TTFB, the loading-attribute, tiny houses and work ethics.

Hi, I’m Anselm Hannemann. Freelance webdesigner, frontend engineer, advisor. Curating WDRL, growing vegetables on a market garden farm.

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The web is quite differently to when I started the newsletter in 2013 with the first edition. Back then, it was all about new features, new clever hacks and techniques how to build better websites. It was crazy at what speed we got new CSS features, and JavaScript evolved. Nowadays, it’s quite a different situation: There’s still a ton of innovation happening but if it comes to the fundamentals of what we need to build a website, we have everything we need. There are a few convenience things that we could still make use of and there are language evolvements in JS as well. But it’s more of a slow evolution of what we have compared to what HTML5, CSS3 and ES6 enabled us to do.
On Monday I talked with my old colleagues from the Workingdraft podcast for their 400th episode (out soon but only in German) and discussed this as well. It was interesting to see the history of where we come from with the web and where we are now. I’m curious what the future brings and here’s at least one new cool HTML feature that’s new: Lazyloading without JavaScript plugins.

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