The disadvantages of single page applications

Many people in the web community believe that SPAs (single page applications) give users a superior user experience.

But most of the time, SPAs give users an unfamiliar, slow and fragile experience. Furthermore SPAs are much harder make.

In this article, I’ll explain why that is. But before I do let’s make sure we’re on the same page about what SPAs actually are.

# What’s an SPA?

You might think about MVC, data flow and client-side templating when you think of SPAs. But they‘re not the defining characteristics of SPAs.

In actual fact, you can use all those things to

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