Web page is dead. Long live UI Components!
But since the AJAX revolution has it still been a real separation of concerns? Or maybe it has become a simple separation of technologies maintained by a legacy mindset driving what we’ve been doing? Technologies like React show that that is the case and we’re in the transition period to the new web mindset. One that instead of web pages thinks in terms of UI components.
In this quick tour of the Web history, we’ll take a closer look at how jQuery really revolutionized the web developer mindset and then go into the consequences and challenges we face when developing with UI components. On our journey, we’ll take a short stop to consider what Webpack and modern CSS-in-JS technologies put into the discussion and then finally take a moment to see design consequences of the mindset’s shift.
Krzysztof Trzewiczek, a front-end developer at New Voice Media.
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