Posts Tagged ‘progressive enhancement’
16 Feb, 2019
Application Holotypes: A Guide to Architecture Decisions
I love this classification of different kinds of web applications. It takes a more nuanced view of “sites vs apps”. I’d love to see this turned into a full-blown site with additional holotypes (airline, hotel chain, etc).
12 Oct, 2018
Figure out what the main thing is people want from your site and deliver it – using the simplest, least powerful technology available. (W3C, “The Rule of Least Power”) Make it withstand hurricanes.
29 May, 2018
The Slow Death of Internet Explorer and the Future of Progressive Enhancement
Regardless of how perfectly formed and well-written your code, sometimes things break through no fault of your own, even in modern browsers. If you’re not actively testing your site, bugs are more likely to reach your users, unbeknownst to you. […]
02 Jan, 2017
Resilient Web Design
Also on this year’s reading list is a new book from the always-thoughtful Jeremy Keith. I’ve had the good fortune of hearing Jeremy speak about the web for several years now, and he always leaves me feeling incredibly inspired. I have […]
30 May, 2015
Web! What is it good for?
This post by Jeremy really resonated with me. Definitely worth your time to read it in its entirety.
27 May, 2015
What is the Web for?
What is the Web for? Is it a platform for robust applications? Or should the Web admit defeat and settle on being a web of documents? These are the wrong questions. The question is not “what is the Web is for”, but […]
20 Apr, 2015
Building websites that work on an e-ink Kindle
I recently wrote about accessibility and low-powered devices and shared a story about how my wife’s cousin uses a Kindle as her primary browsing device. Chris Ferdinandi wrote a great follow-up post sharing some tips and gotchas for creating Web experiences that […]
09 Apr, 2015
Accessibility and Low-Powered Devices
My wife’s cousin suffers from debilitating migraines. She’s done everything to reduce the migraines’ frequency, from dramatically altering her diet, to trying every available medical treatment, to even moving several times to different climates. Because of her condition, she has to minimize […]
22 Jan, 2015
Two days ago, I got a call from a friendly guy from Microsoft. He told me they were planning on announcing a new browser at their big Windows 10 unveiling event. We had a long chat about the new browser, […]
26 May, 2014
Our eyes are amazingly complex systems, so naturally they’ve been a favorite topic for evolutionary biologists and other scientists for quite some time. Our eyes produce multiple visual systems that give our brains information that help us interpret our surroundings. […]
07 Sep, 2013
‘No, You Suck!’ and Other Poignant Progressive Enhancement Arguments
Here’s an article in response to my “Fuck You.” post. I’m really happy it ruffled someone’s feathers enough to write about it. The post contains some good arguments, mostly revolving around how “supporting” every single browser out there makes bad […]
07 Sep, 2013
On Progressive Enhancement
Yesterday I decided to daintily dip my toes into the pond of opinion writing with a piece subtly titled “Fuck You.” The intentionally over-the-top piece was a departure from the thoughtful, well-reasoned pool of recent posts about progressive enhancement. That […]
06 Sep, 2013
I’ve heard some serious shit said in meetings. “We don’t care about blind people.” —Shithead McHorrible After I pulled my eyebrows down from the top of my head, the only words that I could muster were “Those words actually just […]
03 Jul, 2013
Progressive Enhancement Is Still Important
Absolutely brilliant read from Jake Archibald about why progressive enhancement still matters. I totally agree that we have to be smarter about how we construct our experience, and also consider the difference between “support” and “optimization”.
17 May, 2013
Gov.uk’s Progressive Enhancement Guidelines
They link to my For a Future-Friendly Web ALA article. That makes me extremely happy.
09 Feb, 2013
You Can’t Create a Button
20 Dec, 2011
Support Vs Optimization
A few things usually happen when I bring up the existence of mobile devices/browsers that aren’t iOS and Android. First, people give me a blank stare. Then they respond, “Well…fuck them”. (I’m not just being cheeky here, this sentiment has […]
13 Dec, 2011
The Mobile Case for Progressive Enhancement