This is a basic HTML page with some CSS

And it's fantastic.

Image of a man looking amazed

Seriously, what else do you want?

The HyperText Markup Language or HTML is the standard markup language for documents designed to be displayed in a web browser. It defines the meaning and structure of web content. Web browsers receive HTML documents from a web server or from local storage and render the documents into multimedia web pages. HTML describes the structure of a web page semantically and originally included cues for its appearance.

And guess what, you can actually do a lot with just HTML

HTML elements are the building blocks of HTML pages. With HTML constructs, images, video and other objects such as interactive forms may be embedded into the rendered page. HTML provides a means to create structured documents by denoting structural semantics for text such as headings, paragraphs, lists, links, quotes, and other items. HTML elements are delineated by tags, written using angle brackets. Tags such as <img> and <input> directly introduce content into the page. Other tags such as <p> and </p> surround and provide information about document text and may include sub-element tags. Browsers do not display the HTML tags but use them to interpret the content of the page.


This entire page weighs less than the gradient-meshed logo on your latest design. Did you seriously load 400KB of Vue.js just so you could animate the background color of a <div> tag? And you loaded all 8 fontfaces of a webfont just so you could say "Hello world" at 800px height - right at the beginning of your site?


You thought you needed media queries to be responsive, but no. Responsive means that it responds to whatever screensize it's viewed on. This webpage doesn't care if you're on an iMac, an iPhone or a Tamagotchi.

It just works

Cross-browser compatibility? Load this in Internet Explorer 5.5. I dare you.

Look at this. You can read it. It makes sense. It has hierarchy. It's using HTML5 so you and your modern web browser know what this webpage is all about. It's HTML semantics, it's simple and it's beautiful.

This is a website, look at it

You have no clue about what a website is. All you have ever seen are slow, bad, insecure, bloatware of what should be simple text communicating a simple message. This is a real, naked website. Look at it. It's beautiful.

Yes, this is satire

I'm not saying your site should look like this. The point it that all the problems we have with websites and web applications are made by web developers!