How Do Traditional Web Pages Work?

Recap on how traditional web pages work.

Assume for a minute that mankind is living in the 2000s. At this time, front-end frameworks have not been invented yet! Millions of websites on the internet were functioning without any front-end frameworks. Knowing this, some questions arise: How did they work? Do we not need front-end frameworks to create a website, then?

Traditional webpages

A webpage needs three major components to work: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. For a moment, dive into each component briefly.


HTML is an initialism for Hypertext Markup Language. It is a language that defines the structure of a webpage. This language is based on Tags that define each part of the webpage. HTML is interpreted by the browser to display a web page.

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