Alex Feyerke works as a freelance web developer and consultant in Berlin. He thinks making the web is still much too difficult, which is why he’s part of a team working on Hoodie, an open source library enabling people to more easily build complete, offline-first web apps in days, without having to worry about backends. Alex also helps organize up.front, Berlin’s front-end usergroup. When work is done, he’s off rock climbing, cycling, or playing guitar. You can contact him on Twitter.
Contributions by Alex Feyerke
We assume our users are like us—with the latest devices, the most recent software, and the fastest connections. And while we may maintain a veritable zoo of older devices and browsers for testing, we spend most of our time building from the comfort of our modern, always-online desktop devices. But what happens when our users descend into the subway, board a plane, go to live in the country, or just happen to find themselves in the wrong corner of the room? The truth is, offline is a fact of life—but there are ways to design for it. Alex Feyerke tells all.