Frontend Dogma

About Frontend Dogma

Frontend Dogma is run by Jens Oliver Meiert, a former Google tech lead, an engineering manager, and an O’Reilly as well as independent author. [Personal note: I’m still unsure what voice to assume here. I’ll keep it a bit distant for now, but there’s a living, breathing being behind this site.]


The goal behind Frontend Dogma is to serve as a decent source for frontend development: Share meaningful information; make that information easy to access (via RSS feed, Mastodon, also Twitter/X); and give good credit to authors and publishers (with “do-follow” links and ample social mentions).

Frontend Dogma is also a small and humble publisher of books about frontend development. The first titles are ebooks by Frontend Dogma’s founder, Jens Oliver Meiert. Over time, Frontend Dogma will feature other authors and book types. If you’re an author writing about frontend development, get in touch for how Frontend Dogma and you could fit together.


How Dogmatic Is Frontend Dogma?

Not dogmatic at all. Everyone working on Frontend Dogma has convictions, but the site isn’t about dogma and there is no agenda. (Hey, you even find news about Tailwind.)

Should It Be “Frontend Dogma”—or “Web Dogma”?

Going by the topics, Frontend Dogma really covers more than “just” frontend development, doesn’t it? (The same has happened to The Web Development Glossary, whose site was then called!)

That is both bug and feature: It’s a bug because on Frontend Dogma, the line is being drawn very loosely, and could use refining. At the same time, it’s a feature: Do we become better frontend specialists by refusing to look at what’s going on around us—or by being open to it?

Do You Fact-Check and Endorse Everything You’re Linking?

No. That would neither be possible nor desirable. There are many viewpoints, even in frontend development, and people err, also in frontend development.

Do You Alter Article Headlines?

For consistency reasons, all headlines on Frontend Dogma use title case. (Things would look weird and read poorly if it was all mixed.) That means that headlines of articles that don’t originally use title case are converted to title case. Other than that, headlines are only—but not always—edited if there’s a typo, or to remove emojis that seem decorative or promotional.

Will You Close the Gap, Between 1999 and 2020?

That gap just opened, so it’s undecided! A compromise may be to feature the 2000s and 2010s as decades, too, and to surface interesting articles from these times that way. Please reach out for ideas, and watch this space!

What Else Is There to Know About Frontend Dogma?

For its first one and a half years, Frontend Dogma had a sister site: (2003–2022) featured “web-based tools for web development and design” until it was folded into the tools section of Frontend Dogma. That tools section also includes’s and now Frontend Dogma’s Site Check which, if you haven’t tried it yet, you should absolutely play around with. Enjoy testing!

Can I Propose or Provide Content for Frontend Dogma?

Absolutely. Please reach out by sending an email or a direct message on Mastodon.

To propose links to be featured on Frontend Dogma, you can also try the unofficial front matter generator to file an issue together with the generated files (the repository for is temporarily private).

And, as mentioned above, if you’re writing a book related to frontend development and are looking for a publisher, please send an email as well.

Can I Make Other Suggestions and Contributions?

Yes! Feedback and initiative are always welcome.

If you want to further support Frontend Dogma, consider Frontend Dogma’s books, or back Frontend Dogma on Open Collective.

(On Open Collective you can also share ideas on what could be a great next feature—ideas on anything that would help your work as a frontend developer, lead, or manager.)

Where Else Can I Find and Follow Frontend Dogma?

Thanks for reading as far as to even reach this “question”! If you’re interested, check out Frontend Dogma on the Web. That overview should be maintained and up-to-date!