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NewsForge: Dear One-Browser Web Designers: Don't Say I Didn't Warn You

Sep 28, 2004, 04:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)

"In my 2002 book, The Online Rules of Successful Companies, I said it was stupid to design Web sites that would work correctly only with the most popular Web browser. Yes, I told readers, over 90% of all Internet users today may use Microsoft's Internet Explorer (MSIE), but not long ago 90% of all Internet users ran Netscape. Web designers and site owners who made Netscape-only sites had to scramble madly to redo their work when MSIE started getting popular. 'Learn from this!' I said.

"Now it's Mozilla and Mozilla derivatives that are gaining rapidly in popularity, and MSIE that's on the downswing. Smart Web designers and site owners work to World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards and aren't affected by this shift..."

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