Responsive Web Design

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Progressive Enhancement RWD

Last week there was a questionable article written about Progressive Enhancement that, I believe, missed the point. Thankfully we’ve got some amazing people in the industry that can write intelligent responses, thanks Aaron.

I wrote three separate comments on the original article at different times but ultimately avoided hitting the post button as I found it really difficult to separate the fact from the emotion and they all ended up coming across as rather pointy.

Progressive Enhancement seems to be one thing that polarises the web more than anything else. I believe this is down to an overall misunderstanding around the use of Javascript on a site with a few of the people that I’ve spoken with believing that they’re being told they can not use JS, where instead the message should be that by building progressively you put yourself in a situation where you can use as much JS as you can possibly want without the worry that a user might be left behind.