Dont get me wrong, I love javscript, and I think the rest api is one of the best things to happen to WordPress but every time I read about someone usea front end framework to build a theme I shake my head.
A wise man once said,
just because you can doesn’t mean you should
- HTML for content
- Css for presentation
This combination might seem old hat but it was created by smart people with good reasons.
When done properly it has three major strengths
- It conveys meaning
- It is robust
- It has a clear separation of concerns
However lets just compare how this compares to the traditional approach. Namely:
Finally I’d like to urge you that is you need speed work on the basics like http caching, or look to modern technologies like http/2 and service workers.