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Thursday, November 11th 2021

Vercel welcomes Rich Harris, creator of Svelte

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Guillermo Rauch

CEO and Founder, Vercel

Today, we're excited to share Rich Harris, the creator of Svelte, has joined Vercel to help us in our mission to make the Web. Faster.

Both Svelte and Vercel want to make building for the Web both enjoyable and fast. Svelte has been voted the most loved Web framework with the most satisfied developers and has a thriving community. Its usage has doubled in the past year, with over 200,000 weekly downloads and over 50,000 stars on GitHub.

Joining Vercel enables Rich to work on Svelte full-time, giving the project its first dedicated contributor. The governance of Svelte does not and will not change – it's still the same independent, open-source project and community. With Vercel's backing, Svelte can get even more ambitious.

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The future of Svelte is Edge-first. By taking the best parts of traditional apps, combined with the best parts of single-page apps, we can build "transitional apps" that deliver a delightful end-user experience and a great developer experience.

Vercel is an open platform, committed to developing and supporting tools that are a joy to use and enable developers to build incredible experiences for end-users. By sponsoring frameworks like Svelte, Nuxt, Astro, and more – as well as community-built libraries we believe in and use – we're helping create a better Web ecosystem.

We're excited about the future of Svelte and creating templates for other frameworks in the open ecosystem to follow. See why developers love Svelte and try Svelte on Vercel today. We look forward to building the future of Svelte with you.