Progressively enhance for a more resilient web

Roger Stringer

Roger Stringer / October 31, 2022

1 min read

Jenna Smith:

There has been a lot of talk on the socials lately about progressive enhancement. Some good, some bad, and while the bad is often misled I get it.

Educational content on this topic usually focuses on making things work without JavaScript. That is cool but I agree with the naysayers that JavaScript is a fundamental part of the web these days, so why should we invest time in making things work without it?

Well, it isn't only about building things that "support 1% of users without JavaScript" and I'd like to try explain why. But first, let's talk about that 1%.