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Today, as I was updating an old Mac at an office, I wanted to upgrade the browser. The Mac had versions 2.1 and 3.X of Internet Explorer installed. 2.1 is ancient, but very fast, and without scripting. 3.X is small and fast and has scripting built in. You'd think that when upgrading your browser, download sites would have simple straightforward hypertext links to download new browsers. Not in this case.
I eventually found the browser at Netscape.com, but a less experienced user would probably give up in frustration. Frustrated users is perhaps an unintended consequence of inaccessible design. Delighted users is a better goal. By designing your sites to gracefully degrade, while providing what Jeffrey Zeldman calls "forward compatibility" you can ensure that your sites will work with the widest possible audience.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2. OTHER VOICES: Introduction to CSS Layout, HTML Always Outperforms Text?, Cirkadia's new iNavigate 3.4, CSS vs. Table Layout
* Introduction to CSS Layout
Eric Costello shows how to layout pages with CSS2. The article does a nice job of introducing authors to CSS2 layouts. Includes a real-world example of Apple's Developer Connection home page. http://developer.apple.com/internet/css/introcsslayout.html Apple's Developer Connection, Feb. 2002
* Webarian: Q&A with Brewster Kahle
The Guardian interviews the co-founder of Alexa and The Internet Archive. http://www.guardian.co.uk/online/story/0,3605,653286,00.html The Guardian, Feb. 21, 2002
* HTML Always Outperforms Text?
Don't Stake Your Career on It. When CareerJournal's campaign was emailed in text, HTML, and Flash, guess which version delivered the highest response? http://www.clickz.com/article.php/977571 Clickz.com, Feb. 21, 2002
* Cirkadia's new iNavigate 3.4
Cirkadia's new iNavigate 3.4 is a dynamic menu system that seemingly goes out of its way to get along with web designers who need tree-style menus. http://wdvl.internet.com/Reviews/Other/INav/ WDVL.com, Feb. 20, 2002
* CSS vs. Table Layout
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3. NET NEWS: Google Edges Closer to Overture Formula, Microsoft Opens Source Code Further
* Google Edges Closer to Overture Formula Continuing its efforts to home in on Overture, Google is introducing cost-per-click pricing to its AdWords program http://www.internetnews.com/ent-news/article/0,,7_977491,00.html Internetnews.com, Feb. 20, 2002
* Microsoft Opens Source Code Further Despite its much-popularized mistrust of the open source model, Microsoft Corp. inched another step in that direction Thursday with an expansion of its Shared Source Initiative, a program which gives access to the Windows source code to certain customers, partners, developers and academics http://www.internetnews.com/dev-news/article/0,,10_978421,00.html Internetnews.com, Feb. 21, 2002
That's it for this Thursday. See you next time.
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