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Progressive enhancement is an approach to web development that aims to deliver the best possible experience to the widest possible audience, and simplifies coding and testing as well. Whether users are viewing your sites on an iPhone, the latest and greatest high-end system, or even hearing them on a screen-reader, their experience should be easy to understand and use, and as fully-featured and functional as possible.
Designing with Progressive Enhancement will show you how. It’s both a practical guide to understanding the principles and benefits of progressive enhancement, and a detailed exploration of examples that will teach you—whether you’re a designer or a developer—how, where, and when to implement the specific coding and scripting approaches that embody progressive enhancement.
In this book, you’ll learn:
section I the test-driven progressive enhancement approach
chapter 1 our approach
chapter 2 progressive enhancement in action: the x-ray perspective
chapter 3 writing meaningful markup
chapter 4 applying styles effectively
chapter 5 scripting enhancements and interactivity
chapter 6 testing browser capabilities
section II progressive enhancement in action
chapter 7 building widgets with progressive enhancement
chapter 8 collapsible content
chapter 9 tabs
chapter 10 tooltips
chapter 11 tree control
chapter 12 charts with html5 canvas
chapter 13 dialogs and overlays
chapter 14 buttons
chapter 15 checkboxes, radio buttons, and star rating
chapter 16 slider
chapter 17 select menu
chapter 18 list builder
chapter 19 file input