How would you build Wordle with just HTML & CSS?

Scott Jehl has written a super detailed run-down of how they tried to recreate Wordle with HTML and CSS.

I love articles like this because they demonstrate how powerful HTML and CSS are as programming languages. Sure, Scott can’t get the authentic Wordle experience going with just those two, but he gets damn close.

He also demonstrates progressive enhancement perfectly too — using the platform capabilities like native validation as much as possible, then enhancing that solid foundation with a teeny amount of JavaScript. Top stuff.

Check it out