End of 2018 - Prototyping
We wanted to create a Design System solution, and Web Components looks like the best technology candidate because you can pretty much use them everywhere.
We started building a prototype... It was closer to an early version of CodePen 😄
Feb 2019 - First commit on GitHub
It's time to go multiplayer! GitHub repo created and code pushed!
June 2019 - Good enough
The product is good enough! We need to show it to more people!
Get it while it's hot, https://t.co/H2nXnHaCey now has support for @preactjs @hybridsjs #hauntedJS and #lighterhtml , what's next ? pic.twitter.com/HZTWJX7nQT— WebComponents.dev (@webcomp_dev) June 27, 2019
We only had 7 templates and very experimental Typescript support.
Today we have many more templates 😄
December 2019 - Advent of code
We challenged ourselves with 1 feature every day for 25 days from December 1st to 25th. It was fun and challenging at the same time. We were only 3 people at the time!
We wrote a fun little blog post about it: 25 features in 25 days before Christmas.
February 2020 - All the ways to make a Web Component
We released the first version of our blog post All the Ways to Make a Web Component.
🔥 BLOG POST 🔥— WebComponents.dev (@webcomp_dev) February 19, 2020
We explore 25 ways to make a Web Component!
Source style and bundle sizes compared!https://t.co/dLTmO8iLqW
Please RT if you like it 👍
"Only" 25 variations at the time 😄, there is a lot more of them in the latest edition.
This blog post brought much attention to Web Components, and it continues to bring new people to Web Components on every update.
November 2020 - 1000 Followers on Twitter
It was a big deal.
To end the week on a high note...— WebComponents.dev (@webcomp_dev) November 13, 2020
🎉🎉WE REACHED 1000 FOLLOWERS 😱😱
Thank you very much to follow along our journey 🙏
It sincerely means a lot to us!
Stay tuned, we have so much stuff coming up, it will blow your mind 🤯😄 pic.twitter.com/dBKodqxADi
We couldn't thank enough people in one tweet 😁
At last but not least, thanks to the @OpenWc @modern_web_dev crew : @LarsdenBakker18 @daKmoR @WestbrookJ @PowersBenny @passle_ !https://t.co/LtREnMH67ihttps://t.co/XVwCUFz6ia— WebComponents.dev (@webcomp_dev) November 13, 2020
Amazing work right here!
January 2021 - Seed round
In the shadow of WebComponents.dev, we have been actively working on Backlight - our all-in-one platform for Design Systems.
We closed our seed round in January 2021 after a busy December 😄. The funding serves to accelerate our product development and marketing capabilities. Both WebComponents.dev and Backlight will benefit from it. We also have new products in the pipe 🤫
🚨We are very happy to announce that we raised a seed round to empower frontend teams! 🚀— WebComponents.dev (@webcomp_dev) June 2, 2021
More #WebComponents and Design Systems in Web Components coming up your way! 🎉
That's what prevented us from doing the advent of code in 2020, but I have good hopes for 2021 💪 Stay tuned!
Reaching 100K users
As of August 2021, 100,000 unique users created or viewed a Web Component on the WebComponents.dev.
It's not hundreds of millions of users like Tiktok 😅 but it's an insane milestone for us and Web Components 🤯.
Signups on WebComponents.dev has been accelerating in 2021.
Web Components are here and growing!
The team is much bigger now, and growing!
We have been full speed on Backlight and silently trickling all the features back to WebComponents.dev. (We need to communicate more on all those beautiful features!!)
We have significant plans specifically for WebComponents.dev
To be revealed soon 🤗 Stay tuned!
WebComponents.dev would not be popular without a healthy ecosystem for Web Components. We have so many people to thank for that, but we have to highlight the significant work of the OpenWC team, the Lit team and the fantastic members in both Lit & friends Slack and Web Component Community Slack.
We contributed by providing quick access to Web Components and giving an equal voice to all framework authors by promoting their framework no matter how many GitHub stars they got.
We like to think that we brought a positive contribution to the ecosystem, but we leave you (the reader) be the only judge of that 🤗
Thank you for reading!
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