Google Polymer is more than just a polyfill for Web Components. It has an ambitious agenda for pushing the Web Components specifications forward and lead the web development community in that area. In this post, we will explore what Google Polymer has to offer: polyfills, a framework, and pre-built elements. Although the polyfills portion will go away once browsers catch up to the Web Components spec, what is left behind is an interesting framework and suite of components.
Did you know there’s a shiny new <template> tag making it to a browser near you? It’s true! For years, web developers have been coming up with awkward and clever hacks to do client-side templating. With the new Web Component specs, the templates piece is now included natively!