using NoScript has really opened my eyes to how fucking garbage the modern web is.

something that should just be a static site with information about a UI framework? page is entirely blank unless i allow the domain in noscript.


shit like Mastodon, Pinafore and the likes, yeah i can understand those requiring javascript, because they are interactive applications.
a static site for hosting information about your bootstrap alternative? not okay.

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@maffsie At least mastodon also has the excuse of having to get information in real time.

So it just requires javascript to function, because all other methods are very inconvenient.

I don't like the current trend either, honestly.

@maxine yeah, for real.
my own personal website does have javascript, but only for easy syntax highlighting in code blocks, and when javascript is unavailable it falls back gracefully to un-flavoured code blocks. other than that, everything is exactly the same.

@maffsie That's also how things should work.

Javascript for fancy. If no JS available, then fall back gracefully.

It's how I try to do things too.

@maxine @maffsie I would say that not even Mastodon *absolutely* needs JS. Everything could probably be done with GET requests (for the timelines and viewing posts) and POST request forms (for posting, boosting and replying).

@LunaDragofelis @maffsie Yes, it could be done that way.

It would be very inconvenient.
But it is possible.

@maxine @maffsie I'd even say that CSS wouldn't be neccessary, if mobile browsers wouldn't default to desktop mode (lots of uncomfortable horizontal scrolling, or tiny text) on unstyled pages.

Also user-side CSS should be a thing

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