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Discussion on: Substituting JavaScript with HTML

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Alex Lohr

So you replaced 8 Scripts with one generic script and changed HTML. Good job, congratulations. Still, that doesn't mean that you actually replaced JS with HTML.

The other way around also works: write your page in vanilla HTML/CSS, with no JS at all and make it work. Now use JS to enrich your customer's experience. Now you switched your development pattern from graceful degradation to feature enhancement.

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EDDYMENS Author • Edited on

I actually enjoy the second approach more. Unfortunately, its much harder to package that up as a tool as its something best taught. In the case of the above the end goal was to have a tool that covered both vanilla HTML/CSS and considered the experience all as one.