Why is web development so annoying?
@ayo *node in understanding*
@ayo I see two approaches for the web. One is the static documents and forms, the other is the full GUI apps. The point when web development gets awful is when people want you to do both things at once, or they want you to use one approach for something that really fits into the other.
@crlf Well said.
I wish the entire web would still follow the static documents model, but everything has to be much more interactive nowadays, so the app model is hard to avoid in some cases.
@ayo Interactivity has a place. I don't mind it for things like masto frontend (heavy as it is) because it really is more convenient to have a constantly updating feed.
But what gets me is when news sites won't render their text-and-photo stories without a million scripts. Honestly I would expect a static doc system to actually be less work for the devs, and with the impressive things CSS can do these days they shouldn't have to sacrifice aesthetic to do so. It's just so strange.
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