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Website framework

I’ve had a bit of a hiatus from building websites in recent years. This is driven in part because I don’t like the deluge of over-engineered JavaScript frameworks that push you to build sites bloated with unnecessary JS.


They’re often a very enormous hammer for quite a small nail, or at least in my case.

Astro is like a breath of fresh air though and is getting me hooked again.

Taking as a first principle that there should be no more JavaScript than is entirely necessary in your site, Astro leads you to build in a considered way while also offering a lot of freedom with its ‘Island architecture’.

Very worth a play if you’re in the business of building sites.


Astro appeared in Issue 3 in the Useful section.