re: Before building your next static site with React, consider this VIEW POST


This is an awesome post! thank you, Ben!
I've had a lot of similar realizations lately while building out static sites. The developer experience of React and similar JS frameworks are great, but at the end of the day, we should be optimizing for the user's experience, not our own.

Tools like 11ty do get you close to the same DX, and with some tuning, I'd argue you can get even better DX than you would with most react setups (throw a dash of Webpack/Parcel in there, some Typescript maybe, Preact.js or Svelte to keep the bundle size small if you really need something dynamic. )

The more I learn about software development, the more relevant "choose the right tool for the job" becomes. I think for static sites you hit the nail right on the head. Solid read 🙏🏻

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