Your website does not need JavaScript

A presentation at NDC Oslo 2024 in in Oslo, Norway by Amy Kapernick

When we build a website these days, there’s a 110% chance that it’s got some form of JavaScript on it. Whether it’s a full framework, for animations, to trigger a popup or as a tracking script, JavaScript is all around us.

But what if I told you that you didn’t have to use JavaScript at all? Not even as a build process? Thanks to updates in browser technologies, there’s now a plethora of native browser features that allow building modern, functional websites, sans JavaScript.

So together, we’ll build out a completely static website, a collection of HTML and CSS files, no tracking, no scripting, no servers, no third party resources. Let’s build a website the way we used to (but no marquees).


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