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Tag: web design

Time to drop IE6?

A major challenge of web development is that a particular OS and browser of the end user is not guaranteed, and so many must be catered for. This is not as bad as it used to be, now that Netscape 4, and Internet Explorer 5 and earlier have been consigned to history. This leave IE6, 7 and soon 8, Firefox, Safari and Opera. That is still plenty of scope for variation, and the general problem is IE6. So the decision by 37Signals to discontinue support for IE6 in mid August is an interesting development. It is also a bold move, but that is the way 37 Signals so things, by not catering to the entire world.
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ALA Web Design Survey

ALA (A List Apart) are running a first annual Web Design Survey. Its pretty quick to complete, with mainly radio button single choice answers, some multiple selection, and 2 free form text. Seems there is a random prize, and non US people are not dudded from it. Be interested to see the results that come from it.

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