2009 was the last time I worked full time as a front-end developer, until late 2021 when I did another career change and got into it again. Holly Molly how things change in 13 years.
Move the clock 13 years and the front of the front-end is something you barely spend any time working on. There are 456 trillion frameworks and approaches to JS. Every day a new thing appears and none of it actually change the basics of how you compose a website, just how convoluted your journey is going to be to get there.
I appreciate you can’t roll back the clock and go back to how we built sites all those years ago. Some of that new complexity actually helps. But bloody hell, can people just stop creating new ones, sit down and agree a way of working that makes sense for 90% of the sites? There’s no need to have 456 trillion options when we’re doing the same websites.