Chapter 8. Progressive enhancement and obsolescence control with Modernizr

This chapter covers

  • Introducing responsive experiences
  • Introducing progressive enhancement
  • Diving deeper with Modernizr
  • Using Modernizr to progressively enhance an element

So far we’ve talked about developing a website by starting with prototypes, then moving on to style tiles and content, and finally building the site. The final part of building a responsive site is to use a technique called progressive enhancement, enhancing a simple site into one that’s more technologically advanced.

The introduction of touch interfaces and small screen devices has been interesting, and they can be fun to design and develop for, but that’s merely the tip of the responsive ...

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