I’d like to write about each homepage section individually, since each one had separate considerations when implementing, and the older the code, the more work was required to “embed” the animation on the site. Fortunately, I built the Stripe Capital animation only a few months ago. Because of this, I coded it with my most up-to-date tricks and made sure it was 100% portable, so I could easily include it on my website. While this makes it easier to implement, it also makes for a somewhat boring blog post—especially since I haven’t even written the process post for the animation yet. (it’s coming, I promise!)
This site as a whole, however, is a different story. I use Nuxt.js, which is built on Vue.js, which might end up being the Spine.js to React’s Backbone.js. Before too long, we’ll have another cycle with a new pair of frameworks that everyone is excited about. This gives me pause about the underlying stack of this site and whether to strip out any frameworks in favor of either a more future-proof, native web approach or a less exciting, yet battle-tested stack. I’m not going to spend any time on this now, but it’s on my mind. I still think back to when Steve Jobs announced that the iPhone would only support web apps. I can’t help but imagine where the web could be if everyone embraced that and pushed the web forward rather than demanding native apps and ending up writing countless web-to-native compilers.