I'm attracted to simplicity and minimalism. extremely small sizes. as few dependencies as possible. but still mobile/translatable. html+css can get far, but just a bit short in regards of "includes" (header, footer, menu).
home-growing own (php+css+html+fs)
I also admit I'm oldschool. Pre-web-2.0. I could never get into web-apps mindset.
Although I appreciate well writen webapps where they are needed. Like online banking, government online admin (like submitting taxes, national health systems, etc)
So for me, it's still php and css. Maybe a cookie for auth. But no node.js stuff. Already php can break shit. So at the end of the day, file-folder structure is the most time-resilient, it seems. And prob. html+css.
For my website / blog, I was using Vue for quite some time but finally I became disillusioned with so-called 'single page apps'. I rewrote the whole thing to use Elixir templates (something like old-school cgi or even php) to create a static site. No js is in evidence anymore except for one page for filtering through a long list when one types into a text box.
I quite like it.
I know where you are coming from re: old school.
@luka this was my simple solution https://pastebin.com/VArygj05 it's very limited. it's a static site generator, rather than dynamic scripts. it does what I want excepting rss feeds. I have a separate as yet not working script for rss, of similar shape. it has a dependency. the markdown executable. the idea was to make something simple enough that flexibility would be available via direct modification rather than feature set. @flavigula @scott @setthemfree
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