About Web Components

21 min readMar 13

Recently I published a blog post with a step-by-step tutorial showing how to build your first Web Component in Vanilla JS. In this post, I want to take a step back and talk more about the “what” of Web Components and less about the “how”. There is so much to say on this subject, so let’s dive in.

A Brief Historical Perspective


W3C, WICG & TC39 contributor focused on Web Standards, UI Architecture & Engineering Culture. Former Technical Fellow, Principal Architect & VP-level tech lead.