React-like components without react?

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  • Preact

    ⚛️ Fast 3kB React alternative with the same modern API. Components & Virtual DOM.

    Alternatively, if you're mainly worried about bundle size, Preact gives you all the features of React, with React-compatible code, in 3kB. I don't think it'll sufficiently change runtime performance, but it'll definitely help keep your JS tiny.

  • lit-element

    LEGACY REPO. This repository is for maintenance of the legacy LitElement library. The LitElement base class is now part of the Lit library, which is developed in the lit monorepo.

    Web components are a good start, but it is better to use LitElement to build them in that case, instead of using it directly.

  • OPS

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  • Next.js

    The React Framework

    Preact is a pretty popular react-like library with a much smaller bundle size. Nextjs uses normal react, but allows offloading some or most of the runtime overhead by pre-rendering as a static site or server-side rendering on a nodejs server.

  • Svelte

    Cybernetically enhanced web apps

    I will still suggest a framework (technically it’s a language/compiler), but you should check out Svelte, Fireship made a great intro video for it.

  • SvelteKit

    The fastest way to build Svelte apps (by sveltejs)

    With the new SvelteKit, there’s a bunch of adapters you can use to export to static files, Netlify with SSR, a regular Node server, etc.

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