Lea Verou

Lea is currently busy researching how to make web programming easier at MIT CSAIL. She is the author of bestselling advanced CSS book CSS Secrets and has worked as a Developer Advocate at W3C. She has a long-standing passion for open web standards, and is one of the few Invited Experts in the CSS Working Group.

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HTML Re-imagined for the era of web apps

In an age when it seems everything is developed in JavaScript, using frameworks like Angular and React, what place is there for old fashioned HTML and CSS? Lea Verou has recently released Mavo, a project in development at MIT for two years. What is Mavo?

Mavo is a language that extends HTML to describe applications that manage, store, and transform data. With it, you can build complex applications declaratively, using just HTML and CSS. The spirit of the web, for the age of web apps.