Read-only web apps

2023-06-20 #the-web #progressive-enhancement /

From Jeremy Keith:

Your app should work in a read-only mode without JavaScript.
Without JavaScript I should still be able to read my email in Gmail, even if you don’t let me compose, reply, or organise my messages.

I like this take on progressive enhancement. JavaScript is the language for interactivity on the web. Reading does not require two-way communication.