Jan 18, 2023
Henry's article "How to make a website" had this little, innocuous fragment:
We’ll hydrate our markup with CSS as needed
In the Modern Frontend landscape, "hydration" is typically referring to attaching event listeners to server-side rendered HTML and updating in-memory data structures that reflect the "state" of the application based on some serialzed data from the server.
It was refreshing to hear someone refer to adding CSS as "hydrating" HTML. (And no, we aren't talking about CSS-in-JS implementations that are fetched as JSON or JS and applied as classes on the client!)