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Building The New Financial Times Web App (A Case Study)

By Wilson Page

When the mockups for the new Financial Times application1 hit our desks in mid-2012, we knew we had a real challenge on our hands. Many of us on the team (including me) swore that parts of interface would not be possible in HTML5. Given the product team’s passion for the new UI, we rolled up our sleeves and gave it our best shot.

We were tasked with implementing a far more challenging product, without compromising the reliable, performant experience that made the first app so successful.

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We didn’t just want to build a product that fulfilled its current requirements; we wanted to ...

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