diffHTML is a web framework that helps you build applications and other interactive content
Latest version: 1.0.0-beta.18
At its core, diffHTML is an extremely lightweight and optimized HTML parser and Virtual DOM specifically designed for modern web UIs. These interfaces can be applications, games, data visualizations, or anything else that you may want to render in a web browser or Node.
The core works like a library, where you can import just one function and have a fully reactive VDOM rendering engine. When you opt into more functions and use the companion packages you get a framework for structuring your ideas.
The following list of modules are nested in the
/packagesfolder. They form the foundation of the diffHTML ecosystem.
npm install diffhtml
The core public API for creating user interfaces. Contains a standard build which includes everything, and a smaller optimized build that excludes the HTML parser and performance metrics, which is useful for those who want to minimize the filesize.
npm install diffhtml-components
Provides constructors and middleware to rendering stateful/stateless components seamlessly with diffHTML. The API will be very familiar to anyone who has used React as the class methods and structure is the same. While the APIs are very similar, if you want true React compatibility, check out the diffhtml-react-compat package.
npm install babel-plugin-transform-diffhtml
Transforms your input into function calls. This eliminates the need for runtime parsing. This is similar to how React compiles down JSX.
npm install diffhtml-middleware-inline-transitions
By default diffHTML provides transition hooks at a global level. This middleware turns them into scoped, performant, event hooks.
npm install diffhtml-middleware-linter
This module will run various linting rules on your input to ensure you are writing valid/well-formed HTML. This was inspired by and uses rules from the HTMLHint project.
npm install diffhtml-middleware-logger
Logs out diffHTML state from the start and end of every render transaction.
npm install diffhtml-middleware-synthetic-events
Changes the event binding from inline event handlers like
onclick = fnto use
addEventListener. Events are attached to the
bodyelement and coordinated to children through delegation.
npm install diffhtml-middleware-service-worker
Helps with the creation of a service worker for PWAs, available as a convenience to make development more friendlier.
npm install diffhtml-react-compat
Highly Experimental: This is a compatibility package meant to be a drop-in replacement for the modules:
react-dom. It wraps the diffHTML Components package as the base for the component constructors. It then layers additional React-specific APIs.
Chrome Extension providing DevTools for inspecting and learning more about your running diffHTML code. Currently logs information about transactions, allows toggling active middleware, and displays some memory internals.
The source for the www.diffhtml.org website.