Have you ever landed on a web site, where things look odd? perhaps, things don`t line up correctly or everything collapsed. And you are saying to yourself "How is this person supposed to make money when his web site looks awful...
Listen Up! sometimes it is not the designer`s fault that things don`t display correctly, 95 percent of the time is because end users don`t take the time to update their computers [web browsers] to be more specific.
What can we do "As designers/ developer" to tell the whole world "EVERYONE NEEDS TO UPDATE THEIR WEB BROWSERS"
Although, it is ethical to provide your client with a well designed web site, at what point, or how do you tell everyone that the web site does not support IE5 or IE4 for that matter. Are all designers /developers still supporting IE4 and IE5 tags?
My question to you is:
Who`s responsibility is it, for your web site to display properly?
Is it the customers? Do they have to be more responsible with the changes in technology?
Is it the Designers? Does he/she need not to be on the edge? What I mean by this is that most designers and developers "not by choice" are always looking for ways to expand their horizons in the art of web design.
For the past 7 years, we`ve been pushing web design in the same path and to it`s maximum potential. Once we found out that we could take tables and bend them and shape them into design. Although, we were allowed to change their shape, this was only allowed in groups. But that was a thing of the past, (not to knock-down on tables, they are still useful)
Then came, CSS/ Table-less designs: As web browsers progress and become more interactive, so do developer and designers and in oder for them to stay on top of their competition they need to stay on top of their skills.
So why is it that even with all these advancements in technology. We are still limited! Is it safe to say that we are limited by choice?
So how do we over come that barrier Customers Vs. Developers?
If we still limited, what is your back up plan to stay ahead of your competition? Would it be wise to have three different web formats? Or are we going to travel back to 1999 when everyone had two choices. A Flash Copy [for the people that had flash support] and an HTML format for the people that were lazy and didn`t update their web browsers?
What is your approach as a business owner? As an Entrepreneur? as a SUNNY?
Web Developer / Owner / Consultant
When starting your own business the need to "know-how" is greater than money!