Goodbye Firebug

When it came out in 2005, Firebug was the first tool to let programmers inspect, edit, and debug code right in the Firefox browser. It also let you monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page, which was a huge step forward. Saying Goodbye to Firebug Another classic web tool says goodbye. Just […]

Progressive Enhancement is

Everyone has a definition for progressive enhancement these days, and many often misunderstand the concept. I like Scott Jehl’s thoughts on the principle: Progressive Enhancement is less “but what if JavaScript is disabled?”, more “can our core services be more tolerant of everyday conditions” When you look at it that way, progressive enhancement becomes synonymous […]

Remembering the Everyday Developer

I listened to this Web Ahead episode today about the everyday developer, and it resonated with me. I imagine many developers would identify with it because it hits on the fact that the tool chain for building websites has become increasingly complex. It’s getting harder and harder to “get started” with the Web. Any developer can become overwhelmed by what […]