progressive enhancement

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A wooden spoon drizzling dressing into a bowl of salad progressive enhancement is the web development practice of building web pages, sites, apps so they are at least readable, and preferably allow for most if not all interactions, from any kind of browser, and optionally take advantage of additional capabilities (like various CSS & JS features) when available.

At a minimum, pages designed and built with progressive enhancement should be curlable.

The BBC has a definition for this that goes:

The core purpose of every document must not require JavaScript or CSS to function.

This is in stark contrast to the anti-pattern of writing everything in JavaScript.


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