6 Lightweight jQuery Alternatives

6 Lightweight jQuery Alternatives

The Javascript library jQuery has grown a lot over time and even the .min.js version is now almost 100 KB in size. However many of jQuerys functions are often not used at all. In addition to the download size, rendering time is a factor which can slow down the page loading on old smartphones. Considering those factors it might be worth looking for lighter alternatives. The basic functions that define jQuery however should still be available in the alternative libraries we’re looking at. [...]

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