Web Components, a Crash Course

This article originally appeared on the Divshot blog. Divshot is a developer-focused platform for deploying modern front-end applications. It was also started with Intridea’s support by Michael Bleigh!
Web Components are a collection of standards that allow folks to bundle markup and styles into custom HTML elements. They enable truly encapsulated and reusable components for the web and we just can’t get enough of ’em at Divshot.

Thus, we’d like to share a little with you! Below are two screen-casts from our monthly Web Components Meetups. Enjoy.

Web Components, a Crash Course

We believe that web components are the future of web development. It’s the front-end execution of compartmentalizing app architecture components.

In this video, I’ll walk you through what web components are, how to use them, and why they matter, all in under 40 minutes.

Styling Web Components w/ Polymer

The beauty of Polymer components is how easy it is to style them and shipped as a single drop-in element. Jake Johnson walks you through the Shadow DOM and the included powerful tools for building a clean UI.

Got any questions, ideas, thoughts? Let us know!