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Re: CSS is doomed (10 years per version ?!?)

From: Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2005 09:00:46 -0400
Message-ID: <abd6c80105070106002b5889c4@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org

> Think how quickly the web changed from NS Navigator only sites to
> MSIE only sites. The real issue was, IMHO, that content authors /
> web designers / web developers viewed MSIE as better browser.
> Mozilla/Firefox now has DOM Inspector, View Selection Source, Live
> HTTP Headers and many other pieces that developers find interesting
> and helpful and IE has none of those.

Microsoft also offers a nice array of tools. Though I do like
Firefox's development tools.

> Once the authors change to Mozilla/Firefox it's only matter of time
> until a big percentage of users are using Mozilla/Firefox too. This
> is because I believe that these authors are NOT going to change
> their habits and will test with only ONE browser in the future, too.
> And the browser they test with is the browser they use. And users
> have to use the same browser to access the content the way the
> "developer" designed.
> A browser without a content to browse has no use.

While it would be nice if this were true, I feel it's what the
managers use that will determine what gets tested for. Big products,
add-ons, pages are going to be determined by what managers feel will
make the company the most money. When Firefox moves to higher and
higher percentages, the managers will have to listen. Developers can
test on Firefox first, but I'm thinking Amazon.com is going to tell
their developers to test for IE.

Orion Adrian
Received on Friday, 1 July 2005 13:00:51 UTC

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