Asinine Browser Requirements

My buddy Roger just posted about [stupid browser requirements][req]. If you’re not going to read it here the short story is that an employee portal was launched in the last 6 months that only works with IE8 and lower.

> So he called tech support for the company that he works with.. And after they remote desktopped to check everything on his end.. Informed him that their employee portal was designed for IE 8 or lower and wouldn’t work on newer browsers…

Like I said asinine.

My browser support include the most recent versions of major browsers. Then if a client wants to support something older (like IE7) we bill hourly for it. I certainly never do anything to make a site not work in any browser though.

Speaks of terrible developers and bad corporate policy. Glad I don’t have to deal with that.


Tuesday News Round Up

As I was digging through my RSS feeds today I found a bunch of useful information that I thought I would pass on.

Starting off there is a great article on the implementation of sIFR3. It takes you from a discussion on how to implement it to the what if questions regarding the lack of Flash plugins or javascript. The post includes all of the info including links to file downloads to get you going.

Second is an article on choosing colours that match your brand. It provides resouces for finding out which words are associated with certain colour types and a number of links to additional resources for learning to choose colours appropriately.

Third is an article on acceptable cross browser differences. While we strive to have a website look the same in all browsers at time we do need to just accept a difference. This is a list of the differences that the author believes are acceptable. All of the things listed are totatlly acceptable differences in rendering of websites.

Finally is a great article form Blog Design Blog on how to disassemble a free wordpress theme. As the author states, most wordpress articles are written for people to design a new wordpress theme from scratch not how to dig into an existing one and modify it as needed. If you have found a good design and just need to tweak it keep and eye out for this series of articles.

Enjoy the reading.