Tag: CSS Prefixing

Smart Bundling: How To Serve Legacy Code Only To Legacy Browsers
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Smart Bundling: How To Serve Legacy Code Only To Legacy Browsers

A website today receives a large chunk of its traffic from evergreen browsers — most of which have good support for ES6+, new JavaScript standards, new web platform APIs and CSS attributes. However, legacy browsers still need to be supported for the near future — their usage share is large enough not to be ignored, depending on your user base. A quick look at caniuse.com’s usage table reveals that evergreen browsers occupy a lion’s share of the browser market — more than 75%. In spite of this, the norm is to prefix CSS, transpile all of our JavaScript to ES5, and include polyfills to support every user we care about. While this is understandable from a historical context — the web has always been about progressive enhancement — the question remains: Are we slowing down the web for th...