The importance of HTML
Apparently, there are web developers, in particular, front-end developers, who don't know how to write a full HTML page. This is incomprehensible to me, but I can also see how that would happen. There will always be someone who thinks something can be simplified, and then creates some kind of framework to hide the real details. The intent is to make life easier for everyone, just stop caring about the details and use this new fancy framework. This might work in some cases, but in my opinion it really just adds another layer of complexity. I realize that not everyone might share my opinion on the matter, but simplicity has always been a goal of mine in any project I work on. Keep the number of moving parts low, and you greatly decrease the number of things that might go wrong.
It should still be noted that my opinions are that of an amateur, lacking in professional experience in the field. But building this website from scratch was a lot of work, and I would never want to add more complexity to my project. By keeping things simple, it is so much easier to both maintain my work and build upon it.
The article I am talking about can be found at this address: https://www.petelambert.com/journal/html-is-the-web (opens in a new tab).
Categories: Web Development