The Lean Web

Free book by Chris Fernandi:

The web is a bloated, over-engineered mess. And, I believe many of our modern “best practices” are actually making the web worse.

In this book, I want to share some ideas on how to fix it, and explore a new set of best practices to replace what we do today.

(The alternate title for this book is “Old man yells at cloud.”)

/me nods along

If you want, you can also watch a recording of a talk by Chris covering the same contents:

The Lean Web →

As mentioned before, here’s a related quote by Derek Featherstone:

In the web front-end stack — HTML, CSS, JS, and ARIA — if you can solve a problem with a simpler solution lower in the stack, you should. It’s less fragile, more foolproof, and just works.

Published by Bramus!

Bramus is a frontend web developer from Belgium, working as a Chrome Developer Relations Engineer at Google. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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