New Website Design

Jeroen Coumans jeroen at
Sun Dec 12 01:49:41 PST 2004

Jeremy Huntwork said the following on 12-12-2004 02:19:
> Randy McMurchy wrote:
>> That logo and "best viewed using" is considered very bad form
>> in web development. However, do whatever you like. :-)
> Ok, I'd never heard that.
>> Do you really think anyone would change browsers because of that
>> logo and statement?  :-)
> You're right, it probably wouldn't change a thing.  I can take it off, I 
> didn't realize it was 'bad form'. It really isn't a big deal to me.  
> More than anything else, I needed something to put in the footer for now.

It reminds me of the old days when, during the Browser Wars, MS and NS 
supporters would put such a footer in their website. Standards people 
noted that you shouldn't code for a browser but for a standard, so your 
code will be valid for past and future browsers. The web is meant to be 
universally accessible, so a website should be readable by the whole 
spectrum of browsers, ranging from Jaws, Lynx, Dillo, NN4, all the way 
up to Firefox and cousins, Opera, Konqueror/Safari, etc.

(If you're interested in the fascinating history of todays' web 
standards culture, read the archives at and

Jeroen Coumans

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