Deniz Akşimşek |

HTMX Doodles

Hypertext Man!

On HTMX, see transcript

Server-Side App

  • Full-page reloads
  • HTML only has GET and POST methods
  • …and only link clicks & form submissions

Single-Page App

  • Reinvent the accessible web
  • Need big frameworks or complex code
  • Probably need a server anyway for SSR
  • The client is untrueted

Progressively Enhanced App

  • Tight coupling between server & client code
  • Behavior is scattered


  • Completing HTML with arbitrary events, replacing fragments instead of the whole page
  • Your code runs on the server, which you trust
  • htmx allows for locality of behavior

Consult your doctor to find out if htmx s right for you. Side effects may include arguing about REST on HN.

2040. See transcript

The year is 2040.

htmx is a W3C recommendation and _hyperscript is an ECMA standard. War has long ceased, API churn is nought but a distant memory.