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[Recommended Reading] Graceful degradation versus progressive enhancement

Source: W3.org Graceful degradation versus progressive enhancement

Graceful degradation: Providing an alternative version of your functionality or making the user aware of shortcomings of a product as a safety measure to ensure that the product is usable.

Progressive enhancement: Starting with a baseline of usable functionality, then increasing the richness of the user experience step by step by testing for support for enhancements before applying them.

You may think that these two approaches sound very similar, and that they should give you pretty much the same result, but there are differences to take note of…” Read more…

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