AiA 265: Progressive Enhancements with Ire Aderinokun

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In this episode of Adventures in Angular Charles Max Wood interviews Ire Aderinokun at JAMstack conf 2019. Ire works for Buycoins, a cryptocurrency exchange for Africa. She gave a lightning talk, “Headless Chrome & Cloudinary for progressively enhanced dynamic content on the web”. After giving a brief overview of her talk to Charles, Ire defines progressive enhancement for the listeners.

Walking through how progressive enhancement works, she explains how Headless Chrome and Cloudinary helped her with the project she shared in the talk. Ire and Charles consider the blindspot that developers experience because they work on high-end devices and how using progressive enhancement helps those who use lower-end devices.

Ire shares her experience with JAMstack and explains how progressive enhancement works with JAMstack. Charles shares his experience using JAMstack. The episode ends with Ire giving advice and resources to help get started with progressive enhancement.


  • Charles Wood


  • Ire Aderinokun

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What is a progressive enhancement?

It is the approach of building your websites and web apps so they work for as many as browsers and devices as possible.

What is the purpose of progressive enhancement?

To provide as many people as possible with a working app or website no matter their device or browser.

What is the basic principle of progressive enhancement?

Instead of starting with the end result, start building the base experience and then enhancing it to fit more powerful devices or browsers.

How does JAMstack empower frontend developers?

They no longer have to work with the backend and backend developers.

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