Newsletter May 9, 2023

Let’s Talk About:

The Future of React Frontends

Nick Telsan

By Nick Telsan, Developer

React has been a mainstay in the web development world for over a decade now, revolutionizing how we build web applications.

Now, we’ve got a new feature to start integrating into our frontend applications - React Server Components.

Though these components are still in beta, they look to change the way to serve React components to users by moving the work of fetching data from the client to a dedicated frontend server. This means the user gets snappy, fast, and stateful web apps with a minimal JavaScript bundle.

Today, you can explore these new components using NextJS, but soon, these will be available to a wide variety of frameworks. Make sure to keep up with this rapidly developing feature!


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  2. 2. Why do they ignore my awesome design documentation? “Documentation is a digital product no less than the actual product you are designing and being paid for. It shouldn’t be perfect — it should work and bring value. And the best sign of this value is when documentation serves as a starting point for constructive discussions between team members and a reliable repository of previous agreements.”

What We’re Up To

Progress Not Perfection Gull

Last week, we visited Irvington, Virginia for TTT - our quarterly all-hands retreat. Learn more about the history of these meetings and our plan for their future in this recent article from CEO Brian Williams.

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In the latest article from our Maintenance Matters series, Development Director Chris Manning discusses the importance of prioritizing regular software updates for servers and application code. Read the article now.

Personalization Webinar

Last month, Senior UX Designer Melissa Foley gave a 30-minute webinar on the topic of website personalization. Re-watch the presentation now to learn what type of personalization could make sense for your business. Rewatch the webinar now.

Upload file input

Senior UI Developer Eric Fuhrmann's recent article, "Styling the Native File Upload Input Field" shares advice on how to theme a file upload input field containing a unique button label and icon leveraging only HTML and CSS. Read the article now.

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