Looking through out of curiosity, since I started learning Elixir in February, but is the reason for not using a frontend framework because you're using phoenix_html? I tried porting an app to Phoenix, and it was possible, but not particularly enjoyable using a frontend framework if you're using HTML views with Phoenix.
And yes, HTML is rendered in the backend, so I use EEX views, and regular controllers. If AlloyCI were a Rails app, the same approach would have been taken.
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