Avant Garde

On D3 Components

“The Ideas are boundaries or limits, they are definite, as opposed to indefinite Space, and impress or imprint themselves like rubber-stamps, or better, like moulds, upon Space, thus generating sensible things”

— Karl Popper, The Open Society

Discussion on web components is quite a contentious and shifting landscape. During the last couple of years, we’ve built a lot of components and explored various approaches. This is (now a relatively-outdated) article I wrote as an attempt to capture and share some distilled thoughts on one particular approach which we found to be surprisingly powerful in many respects. This is by no means a silver bullet, but hopefully you may find some of the techniques/concepts useful.

Enter The Closure

To begin with, it’s worth mentioning that this article follows on from and assumes familiarity with the pattern outlined in this article (which won’t be...

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