The Web has never been a place of purity. Yet people often want to turn it into that. In The Case Against Progressive Enhancement’s Flimsy Moral Foundation, Josh Korr lays out his case that progressive enhancement has a giant flaw. “Progressive enhancement is a philosophical, moral argument disguised as a practical approach to web development,” he […]
What I want to know is: what should I be taking away from React into my own continued evolution as a web developer? Remy Sharp in What is React? I really like this thinking. Frameworks and techniques on the Web are ephemeral, so the what doesn’t matter as much as how or why.
Lately, as I’ve built out the latest WordPress theme I’m working on, I’ve thought, “Do I really need to use jQuery for this?” I’ve had a hard time answering it. I finally read the blog post, jQuery’s Relevancy – There and Back Again, and it has helped me think about the question in a clearer context. Like most questions […]
Eric Meyer talks about the universality of the Web in This Web App Best Viewed By Someone Else. This is a talk worth watching if you’re into the history of the Web, its future and making it truly ubiquitous.
Use progressive enhancement as a means to reward your users. Don’t expect them to do things for you just to use your product. If the tools you use means your users have to have a “modern” browser and load a lot of script you share your problems with them. Christian Heilmann in a post about […]
Instead of actively trying to learn a new library, I try to observe the actual ideas and patterns behind them. So instead of concentrating on a specific implementation, I believe it’s more important to understand the implications of the underlying idea. Observing the adoption or rejection of an idea or a pattern is vital. The […]