picture this: a website
okay? are you with me?
that shows text
how about that now??
@meena (thinking about that time i searched for a "host my static personal blog" thing and how complicated it all had become and WHHYYYYY)
@meena remember that small bit of time not that long ago where we really were about "html is easy! teach kids how to make a website!" and it STILL FUCKING IS but it's all goddamn buried under Some Weird Shit
@meena i used to wish for having a blog, now my kids are wishing for having a youtube channel and like, my 6 year old understands the basics of youtube monetization
THIS IS THE BAD PLACE
@revathskumar some people won't understand even after living thru the horror for years
they think this is normal
they think every website needs to be a SPA, without even almost realising what they are doing half the time
@meena bootstrapping tools like create-react-app support everything without many customization options.
People who want to bootstrap quickly use these and build a static site using react and all kinds of JS libraries.
From a company perspective, all projects using similar tools so they can allocate resources easily for maintenance.
I have seen people using gatsbyjs for static blogs only to utilize image optimization capabilities.
They optimize image loading by adding 100s of KBs of JS.
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