As we've chatted about before, dev.to is built similarly and it has been lovely.
Sometimes it would have been easier to go the SPA route, but having done that, I know the feelings are way worse in the other direction.
The thing is, it's now been a couple years since I've even tried writing an SPA, and while some things have improved I think in the ecosystem, a lot of the same pain persists.
changelog.com wonderfully accomplishes its goals.
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