Great question! The goal of Hyperscala is to make web development easier and the honest truth is that sometimes it's just easier to write markup or you already have HTML you'd like to use. That's okay, we understand and we've created a lot of ways to make use of existing HTML. The first option is just to plug it in. You can use the StaticHTML class to inject a snippet of HTML code into your page as-is without any changes. This can be problematic though because rarely do you need to just work with static content, you usually need to modify it. To that end there are two other ways you can interact with the existing HTML. The first option is to convert it to Scala. We've provided a utility that can take any existing HTML file and convert it to Scala source code utilizing Hyperscala. This is great when you are porting over and the developer will be maintaining layout and design going forward. Unfortunately, this does not take into account the separation of developer and designer. Good luck trying to convince your web designer to learn Scala. This is where the second option comes in. Through the use of DynamicContent and DynamicTag (which is used in the page you're reading right now) you can pull in snippets of HTML (similarly to StaticHTML), but extract elements out by id and modify and introspect them to your heart's content. Though it would seem like this would be incredibly slow, it's actually optimized to the extent that in most cases it performs faster than any other option. It's sort of like a dynamically regenerating JSP file that only deals with the parts that have changed.