Progressive enhancement meets graceful degradation

Christian Crumlish  

July 20, 2006

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In response to a recent post by Thomas Vander Wal, in which he said, “One approach, which seems to be growing in popularity is [to build] sites that work and Ajax and scripting to augment and improve simplicity,” Austin Govella replied, writing:

The term of art for this is “progressive enhancement”. Often in contrast to the idea of graceful degradation: