Archive for the ‘progressive enhancement’ Category

Should Users be Permitted to Disable JavaScript?

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I last raised this question back in 2013 when Mozilla decided to remove the "disable JavaScript" setting from the options dialog in Firefox 23. The primary reasoning: Much of the modern web can break spectacularly without JavaScript. It saves users f...

Enhancing a Comment Form

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Nice tutorial from Michael Scharnagl in which he takes a perfectly-functional comment form and progressively enhances it with very nice features. Things like custom error messaging, auto-expanding height, and even really fancy stuff like ajax and offli...

Progressive Enhancement “Debate”

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Nolan Lawson: I had a slide in my talk that read: In 2016, it’s okay to build a website that doesn’t work without JavaScript. The condemnation was as swift as it was vocal. Response by Jeremy Keith: That framing makes it sound like it’s a binary ...

A Redesign with CSS Shapes

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CSS Shapes is like the perfect example for progressive enhancement these days. Kinda like border-radius was. Older browsers have square corners! Who cares! CSS Shapes allow you to wrap text irregularly - like along the path of a circle(). Eric Meyer us...

10k Apart

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This year is An Event Apart's 10th anniversary. In order to celebrate, they are putting on competition called 10K Apart where people show off what can be accomplished in 10kB of data. This isn't a new competetion- its first genesis has been a project c...

Maybe we could tone down the JavaScript

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Lexy Munroe shows a dozen or so issues with Twitter's reliance on JavaScript that could have been handled with some kind of progressive enhancement. Sometimes picking on the big players is useful, as they really do influence how other apps choose to do...