Remy Sharp avatar Remy Sharp

Progressive Enhancement

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Publishing a draft originally written in 2015, Remy shows Progressive Enhancement is still a strong topic all developers should understand and work on:

Developers are inherently lazy. It's what makes them/us optimise our workflows and become very good at solving problems. We re-use what's known to work and tend to eke out the complex parts that we can "live without". Sadly, this can be at the cost of accessibility and progressive enhancement.


Since JavaScript doesn't exhibit the same resilience that HTML & CSS does, so the fear is that it'll leave users who can't upgrade, faced with a broken or blank page.