React based Portfolios

over 6 years ago from Stephen Kempin, Front End Developer & Designer

  • Darrell HanleyDarrell Hanley, over 6 years ago

    You're relying on server side rendering for all of your subsequent pageviews. Using React or some other front end library with its own routing will ultimately be faster for the user to load. It also allows for seamless transitions between pages.

    React is also far from being a flavor of the week JS library. It's shown incredible growth over the last few years and represents a fundamental ideological shift in how developers are thinking about Javascript and its relationship with the browser. Perhaps you should spend some time reading about React and its merits.

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    • Art VandelayArt Vandelay, over 6 years ago

      So first, there is an assumption that I haven't read up on React. False. By that merit you sound like a dickbag. But its cool, not judging.

      Second, the point I'm making is the subsequent page loads still get data from..............the server. So while yes, the page loads are fast, there is still a request to the server. Unless we're loading all subsequent page data in state? Which seems like overkill.

      And if that is the basis of an argument for React. Server (and page) caching on subsequent visits is also - fast.

      Using React just to use it is totally fine. Using it assuming its "what you're supposed to do" is terrible. Using a JS framework meant for state, etc for an entirely, otherwise, static website seems overkill. Over-engineering.

      But as I mentioned, if the other of the post wants to try React. A portfolio is a great use case.

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