Is everyone designing super cool JavaScript frontends?

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  • Tailwind CSS

    A utility-first CSS framework for rapid UI development.

    I do most of my styling with TailwindCSS utility classes, which work quite nicely in django templates. I do like django-tailwind for integration, but it's not truly necessary.

  • htmx

    </> htmx - high power tools for HTML

    I like htmx and use django-htmx mostly for the middleware. This is the thing that lets me skip most of the javascript but still have sites that feel as interactive as I want them to.

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • Alpine.js

    A rugged, minimal framework for composing JavaScript behavior in your markup.

    For those little bits of reactivity that I do need to script, I like alpine.js. I mostly use that for making modals and menus work.

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