Tony Alicea
Tony Alicea
Tony is a bestselling Udemy and Pluralsight author, known for his online courses such as "JavaScript: Understanding the Weird Parts", in which he focuses on teaching web and computer science fundamentals. He has spent 25 years as a web application developer, database architect, and UX designer and continues to focus on creating a usable and accessible web. He holds a BS in computer science from Case Western Reserve University.
React Summit US 2023React Summit US 2023
21 min
Authoring HTML in a JavaScript World
 In this talk, Tony shows how an authoring and semantic HTML-first approach to JSX template work leads to more readable, maintainable, and accessible UI components. He demonstrates how to think through implementing a UI prototype in a semantic way, authoring HTML before visuals. He shows how accessible markup improves performance, reduces DOM size, minimizes time spent on CSS, and reduces cognitive load not only for developers, but also for all our users, no matter how they consume our sites and applications.