Great article that touches progressive enhancement and designing sites for backwards compatibility. How far should you go? That’s always a tough question, and it’s always harder to answer if your clients aren’t as tech savvy as your audience you’re designing for (like “they keep sending you screen captures of their feedback from ie7” tech savvy).
I will say the over-arching message from this article is “Build for modern browsers”. We can’t move forward if we’re looking back. The market is too segmented with browsers and then browser versions on top of that. You can go crazy with cross browser compatibility. Just make sure it’s still functional and degrades gracefully. And also establish with your acceptable browser compatibility level and be sure everyone is on board with that.
And PLEASE don’t even try the headache of making it work for ie6, especially after the news that ie6 usage has dropped below 1% in the U.S. That browser is over a decade old. If you or your IT department is still using that browser in a regular capacity, you’re internetting wrong.
Just sayin’.Reblogged Via: Draftfcb Dev Group Links