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13. Adapting to Devices > Strategy #2: Progressive Enhancement

Strategy #2: Progressive Enhancement

In Chapter 11, I talked about the concept of progressive enhancement, or the technique of using web techniques in a layered fashion to allow anyone with any web browser to access your content, regardless of the browser’s capabilities. This is actually our second multiserving strategy.

Though progressive enhancement is normally thought of as a development strategy, it can also be used as an adaptation strategy as well, going through each of the three steps of multiserving. Similar to “doing nothing,” this approach assumes that the browser will be smart enough to detect, adapt, and deliver the right experience, but in this strategy we design a site to have several fallback points, supporting a larger number of devices and not requiring support of media queries.


  

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