Act is a lightweight microframework designed to be the simplest and easiest to use without sacrificing features. Built and utilized with vanilla JS, HTML, and CSS, it requires minimal additional learning beyond basic web development skills found in most tutorials. The framework seamlessly embeds into existing projects, allowing for the creation of reusable components that can be incorporated across multiple pages or applications.
- Scoped CSS: CSS rules are scoped to the component, which ensures that the styles applied to one module do not affect other modules in the app.
- Powerful Helpers: Modules are given powerful helpers and direct references to themselves and their children, which makes it easy to build complex user interfaces.
- Flexible Render Method: The
rendermethod in Act is very flexible and can take simple HTML strings, HTML elements, Act views and nested views (which can also be strings or views).
- Simple State Management: Simple state management is available within modules and can be directly embedded into HTML.
- No Transpiler/Compiler Required: There is no need to use a transpiler or compiler with Act; simply insert the act.js script tag, and you’re good to go.
- Tiny: Act is less than 4KB!
- Human-Readable Output: The output generated by Act is human-readable, and no browser plugins are required to debug it.
- Accessible Modules: Modules can be of any element type for accessibility (no div soup). Events are attached directly to their elements, and CSS rules are clearly defined.