Designing with Progressive Enhancement: Building the Web that Works for Everyone
The good people at New Riders (Peachpit) have given me the opportunity to review one of their newest titles, Designing with Progressive Enhancement: Building the Web that Works for Everyone. I would like to thank them as this has been a topic of much concern in my everyday life for a while, and this book really nailed the topic.
Authored by four brilliant minds Todd Parker, Scott Jehl, Maggie Costello Wachs, and Patty Toland (also known as the Filament Group) make up a great brain trust for this title. Combined they have over 30yrs of design experience working with interactive design, and mastering the art of design for everyone.
This is NOT a code book. Their examples are purely theoretical, although some sample and code snippets are provided.
The general idea of this title is to get you thinking about the way you design your product. To make you think outside the fancy and latest jQuery features, and XML and SVG, and make sure you base product is a product that everyone can use.