Enter UA-CH lies

Just like predicted, we’re back to square 1 with UA-CH vs. User-Agent. 🤦‍♂️ Unfortunately, I can’t document the following claim, but I’m pretty sure that this is the case: The reason for minority browser being locked out and/or getting a degraded experience, is client side (JavaScript) user-agent (or now UA-CH)- sniffing, performed by junior webdevs. […]

Instagram User-Agent

Native apps on mobile devices account for an increasing amount of web traffic. Facebook being the most popular “in app browser”. Sometimes these apps provide some interesting information in the user-agent. Facebook does it, and Instagram does it. Here are some examples of how a user agent string may look like for Instagram: iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 […]

It is responsive, allright!

This tweet appeared in my twitter stream today: Posted without comment. Mainly because I’m speechless. pic.twitter.com/EXX6UUUHk4 — Rachel Lawson (@rachel_norfolk) July 7, 2016 I had to try the site http://www.dieseljoggjeans.com. And true, it did not work on mobile. Although the site was “responsive” as advertised, but no real content for me on my mobile device. Which […]

What I Learned in 2015

It is that time of year when I reflect on what has happened in the mobile (and web) space the last year. I learned a lot. Some trends and things I want to highlight are: Connectivity First of all, the community of web developers, companies and products caring about mobile and web has become really […]

Progressive Enhancement only a client side thing? No!

Jeremy Keith, wrote a brilliant article about progressive enhancement recently. I say “brilliant” because progressive enhancement makes total sense and I am all in on that. He is arguing that with progressive enhancement there is no “fall back” just enhancements for capable browsers (or in my book; user scenarios) and we need to change our […]