Your website does not need JavaScript

Room 1
16:20 - 17:20

Talk (60 min)

When we build a website these days, there’s a 110% chance that it’s got some form of JavaScript on it. Whether it’s a full framework, for animations, to trigger a popup or as a tracking script, JavaScript is all around us.

But what if I told you that you didn’t have to use JavaScript at all? Not even as a build process? Thanks to updates in browser technologies, there’s now a plethora of native browser features that allow building modern, functional websites, sans JavaScript.

So together, we’ll build out a *completely* static website, a collection of HTML and CSS files, no tracking, no scripting, no servers, no third-party resources. Let’s build a website the way we used to (but no marquees).

Amy Kapernick

Amy is a business owner,  senior developer, mentor and international conference speaker. She has a passion for sharing knowledge with the community with a focus on nurturing the next generation of developers. This has led to her organising and volunteering at events, running technical workshops, and writing and producing her own video content. She also regularly presents and keynotes at events all over the world, informing and entertaining audiences from a variety of industries and backgrounds.

A familiar face in the developer community Amy volunteers her time with several groups, including DDD Perth as Vice Chair and Director of Conference Content, Perth Azure User Group as one of the organising team and She Codes as a regular mentor. These contributions are not unnoticed, as she’s been recognised as a Microsoft MVP and a Twilio Champion since 2019 for her contributions to the tech community and ongoing commitment to helping those around her.