Graceful Degradation vs. Progressive Enhancement
Browsers or Content
I’ll admit it: I came from a world and a time where some of my first experiences designing for the web were soured by having to tweak my oh-so-perfect layout to “dumb it down” for older browsers. I’d get so frustrated that those using said browsers wouldn’t get a chance to behold my amazing layout skillz and lament the various made-up reasons why everyone couldn’t just use insert latest browser magic here.
So what is the solution to this seemingly intuitive but ultimately mistaken approach to building sites?
Our sites, designs, apps, whatever, are nothing if not content-based, or content-driven. These are sites that move, change, or display content. This is the fundamental reason for the site’s existence and should be at the core of how a site is built.
Solving the dilemma of broswer-issues doesn’t start with worrying about browsers. It starts...
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