John Heiter Posted March 24, 2005 Share Posted March 24, 2005 I hate websites that for one reason or another use technology only supported by certain browsers. I mean I guess it's one thing if you're trying to do something really whiz-bang and it's only supported by Microzilla version 9.2.33_507 Swedish edition but to code a normal website that could be coded any number of ways using proprietary bits is ridiculous. It's a concept we've always called graceful degredation. Use whatever you want to on your site but make sure that users who aren't using the exact browser/platform you intended can still see and use your site. It's called the "World Wide" web which you would think would clue some of these code monkeys in to the fact that lots of people from all over the place might be looking at their content and they should keep that in mind but it never fails. Make sure your site degrades gracefully. If your menu requires special apps to view then think about having an alternate version that may not be as snazzy but will still work for everyone. If your homepage contains a 600MB flash animation complete with a .midi track you recorded yourself using your friends kazoo synthesizer, that's fine but provide an option for someone on dial-up to opt out of seeing that and still be able to navigate your site. It's common sense and common courtesy, two things which are sadly lacking online these days. John Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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