Stop browser discrimination!
You know how annoying it is when you’re browsing online and stumble upon webpages that are absolutely impossible to view because they’re designed for 800×600 screens and the Internet Explorer webbrowser? Lately though, I’ve noticed something that annoys me even more; website that are designed to only look good in one browser on purpose (usually Firefox). The text “Looks best in Firefox and Opera” makes me so angry (the anger partially even motivated me to make this blogentry 😛 )! It’s one thing that people who don’t know better make less compatible layouts, but when people who know how to code properly intentionally make layouts where they’re not bothered with how it looks in all browsers, it just makes me so frustrated. Why would you make yourself look like such a stupid hipocrite?
It’s things like this that I’m referring too:
In Windows Mail Live I get this message:
People should accept the fact that some people prefers IE though others don’t. I use Firefox and I do think it’s the best browser out there. But I would never force my personal taste on anyone. Sometimes when I surf around the web, I feel like I’m in a browser apartheid (extreme comparison there…). Is it really that hard to make your site viewable by all? If it’s just laziness that is stopping you, I think you should get over yourself because it would be a win-win situation if everybody’s daily surfing routine got less restricted.
Be aware of that this entry is very generalizing, and I do know that there are single cases that don’t apply to my rant 😀
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