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Hystery Repeating…

Here's a string of tweets I wrote this morning, a topic that's dear to me, but I never found the time to make a concise blog post out of it. So for now, the raw bites. (Not to diss Flash or the Flash-developers or the creative work that got acomplished back then and helped to…

The Illusion of Control in Web Design - Aaron Gustafson

Recognizing all of the ways our carefully-crafted experiences can be rendered unusable can be more than a little disheartening. No one likes to spend their time thinking about failure. So don’t. Don’t focus on all of the bad things you can’t control. Focus on what you can control. Start simply. Code defensively. User-test the heck…

Jeremy Keith - Choice

We’ve made the mistake in the past of framing problems as “either/or”, when in fact, the correct solution was “both!”: you can either have a desktop site or a mobile site, you can either have rich interactivity or accessibility, you can either have a single page app or progressive enhancement. We don’t have to choose.…

Don’t tell me what my browser can’t do! – Christian Heilmann

This article by Christian Heilmann (of Mozilla and Microsoft fame) about the misconception that expecting certain features and capabilities in browsers and simply stating "please upgrade/turn on/go away" if these "requirements" are not met by the user's set up is web development is very much worth your time if you create things for the web.…

Enhance progressively

progressive enhancement is not about offering all functionality; progressive enhancement is about making sure that your core functionality is available to everyone. Everything after that is, well, an enhancement (the clue is in the name). Jeremy Keith It is more often than not that I find myself in discussions about this exact point: I want…