On Fri, May 12, 2001 at 03:40:18PM -0400, Chuck Esterbrook wrote:
> I develop sites for clients and the question always comes down to this:
> What is the profile of the users of the site?
True, our users' profile is a bit unusual. A significant %age (A) don't
have IE available on their platform, (B) use non-mainstream or experimental
browsers, (C) live in countries where they can't afford recent
hardware, and/or (D) would be less likely to buy our products if they
perceive we've "sold out to the Netscape-and-IE-enhanced crowd".
> If they have technology X (cookies, style sheets, whatever), then we use
> that to our advantage. "Have" usually means "99%" because putting in the
> extra development hours, consideration and testing for the 1% that are
> using Netscape 3.x (for example) is not worth the expense.
Leveraging the technology they have is good, but I also look at what is
the minimum technology necessary to do the job. If you're presenting
a catalog, of course you will need product images. But if other images
are just decorations peripheral to the content, why not skip them?
Java script that presses a submit button for you when you press Enter
for what is really an ordinary HTML file, um...
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