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Month: September, 2013

Maybe Progressive Enhancement is the Wrong Term

Many of the responses to my last article, Progressive Enhancement: Zed’s Dead, Baby, were that I “didn’t get” progressive enhancement. “‘Progressive enhancement’ isn’t ‘working with JavaScript disabled,’” proponents argued. First, many, many people conflate the two. Sigh JavaScript is an exercise in lobotomizing browsers and then expecting websites to still work with them. This is […]

Progressive Enhancement: Zed’s Dead, Baby

A few days ago, Daniel Mall launched a snarky tumblr called Sigh, JavaScript. I was reminded of law enforcement agencies that release a “wall of shame” of men who solicit prostitutes.1 The goal here is to publicly embarrass those who fall outside your social norms; in this case, it’s websites that don’t work with JavaScript […]