For the third year in a row, CSS-Tricks is doing an End of Year series with posts from several web developers. This time, Chris asked all selected developers the same question:
What is the one thing people can do to make their website better?
All submissions are being published on a dedicated 2021 End of Year Thoughts page. Earlier this week my submission “Embrace the Platform” was added to the list.
In my post, I first take a step back into the past, in order to move forward and provide a proper answer to the question. Central themes are The Rule of Least Power, Resilience, and Progressive Enhancement.
By embracing what the web platform gives us — instead of trying to fight against it — we can build better websites.
Keep it simple. Apply the Rule of Least Power. Build with progressive enhancement in mind.
Be sure to give the other submissions a read as well. Some good high-quality stuff in there. Also great to see some recurring themes, knowing that each author wrote their piece independent from each other.