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Where Web Components Went Wrong (And How We Can Turn It Around)

Where Web Components Went Wrong (And How We Can Turn It Around)

I’ve been a fan of web components since I first heard about them. I wrote my first article about them probably 7 or 8 years ago (which I can no longer find, sadly). I’ve written numerous libraries for writing web components, including but not limited to Haunted. I’ve given talks on building web comp…

“I believe the solution is staring us directly in the eyes. CSS is a declarative language that enhances HTML. CSS is agnostic of how the HTML is produced. Despite this CSS is extremely ergonomic and powerful.
The path is there for web components to be used in a responsible and progressive manner. We just need people with the drive and desire to find a better way than the hole we’ve dug ourselves in.
I’m building my version of this vision with Corset. I look forward to seeing what other solutions arise.
Corset