I’m at the point where I’m wondering if choosing Svelte for NodeKit is a design error in terms of cultural fit and goals. (They want to be the “serverless” framework for Big Tech. I feel like I’m hitting my head against a wall whenever I want to adapt anything for small web use because it’s all geared towards corporate web use.)

Anyone here played with htmx and hyperscript? Any experience with the community?


#htmx #hyperscript #thoughts



👋, if i can throw my hat in the ring.

i've kept at that client-side framework/library i've been building. The API has been stable since last July. Documentation in the screenshot or in full at:


The only critical change I've made in the past year was removing IndexedDB persistence, since that came with some debugging headaches I didn't want to pass onto others.

As far as my motivations go, I wanted something simple, but capable for beginners and experts. My guiding thoughts throughout writing this were like:

1. if you want to learn to program, you must first learn english
2. what is the minimum viable english and the minimum viable javascript someone needs to know to get up to speed.

if you dig into the source code, i avoided complex concepts like "class", "extends", "this", "bind", "call", and "apply".

The screenshot documentation sums it up, but "render", "read", "write", "style", and "on" is that intersection of english and javascript.

I uploaded this video last week mostly about solidproject.org, but the tail end is me demonstrating the most complex example I wrote of a todomvc.com approach fronted by tag and backed by solid.


if i could hammer just one point home: the documentation fits in a screenshot.

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